Airtel and Nokia Siemens Networks to expand 2G networks in 7 African countries.

By bne IntelliNews October 5, 2011
India's telecommunications company Bharti Airtel has reached an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to expand its 2G networks and deploy 3G networks in seven African countries, Nokia informs in a statement on its website. The countries that will benefit from the joint operations are Madagascar, Malawi, Congo Brazzaville, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The deal envisages that Nokia Siemens Networks will manage the planning, design and implementation of the 2G and 3G networks for Airtel. It will also provide its energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio Base Stations to expand network coverage to under-served areas, including smaller towns and villages in the seven countries.
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