Angola’s Unitel contracts 3G equipment from Sweden’s Ericsson

13 June 2007

Luanda, Angola, 13 June – Angolan mobile telecommunications operator Unitel has signed an agreement with Sweden’s Ericsson for the supply and installation of 3G UMTS network equipment.

According to a statement issued in Luanda, the contract has a value of US$45 million.

In August 2006, Unitel, Angola’s biggest operator, signed a US$150-million contract with Ericsson for the supply and installation of GSM equipment and a number of back-up services.

At the end of March 2007, Unitel had 1.321 million subscribers. (macauhub)

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