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Africell chooses Nokia Siemens Networks for 3GPP Mobile Softswitches

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Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has won a follow on contract from Africell to deploy a 3GPP mobile softswitch in Gambia and Sierra Leone. With market share of 67% in Gambia and 45% in Sierra Leone, Africell is deploying Nokia Siemens Networks softswitching solution in order to meet subscriber's growing demand and contribute to the networks' efficiency.

"The development of our core network is crucial to Africell's future success as our call traffic continues to increase. Implementing Nokia Siemens Networks 3GPP Release 4 architecture will improve our overall network capacity in order to optimize the network resources providing state of-the-art services to our customers." Said Ziad Dalloul, CEO for Lintel Group.

The Lintel group of companies is engaged in the provision of GSM telecommunications services in West Africa since 2001. The group provides capital, management advice, marketing and partnering support, as well as other services. Africell Holding, Africell Gambia, Africell Sierra Leone, Africell RDC (Congo DRC), and Linfra are among its subsidiaries.

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