Lebanese wireless holding company InvestCom has awarded Ericsson a USD31 million contract for the expansion and upgrade of its networks in Ghana and Benin as well as the construction of a new network in Guinea. In Ghana, Ericsson will supply UMTS based equipment, which will be used to complement the operator’s EDGE capable network, which operates under the Areeba brand. Meanwhile, in Benin the deal will see the existing network being extended to have a capacity for 400,000 customers. Ericsson will also supply the infrastructure and services that will underpin a new 300,000-capacity network in the Republic of Guinea.
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