Vodacom extends partnership

19 July 2019

Vodacom Tanzania has extended its partnership with OSS/BSS software and services provider Optiva for the use of the Optiva Charging Engine and Policy Control (PCRF).

Under the terms of the multiyear deal, the mobile communications company will upgrade its current platform and support, as well as take another step toward leveraging Optiva’s cloud-native BSS architecture.

The firm will also be able to quickly launch new, flexible and personalised products and services designed to secure additional market share and improve its customers’ experiences.

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New Airtel tower aids rural village

19 July 2019

Communities in the Mulaba Village, Sengerema District in Mwanza Region, Tanzania now have communication services thanks to a newly-built communication tower by Airtel Tanzania in partnership with the Universal Communication Services Access Fund (UCSAF).

Albert Richard, chief operating engineer at the UCSAF said that the government has been at the forefront of making sure that telecom companies extend their services to most parts of the country.

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Zambia focusing on ICTs, report finds

19 July 2019

Zambia has turned to developing ICTs to boost growth in the country’s digital economy.

That is according to a new report from Research & Markets, which says consumers have benefited from access to international submarine fibre optic cables within the landlocked country. 

Furthermore, their introduction has resulted in a considerable reduction in fixed-line and mobile access pricing. 

In addition, tariffs have been reduced in recent quarters as network operators battle to gain customers in anticipation of the launch of services by UZI Telecom.

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Avanti brings high-speed satellite broadband to Angola

19 July 2019

Avanti chief executive officer, Kyle Whitehill (inset), said: “HYLAS 4, the latest addition to our satellite fleet, was launched to complete our coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Avanti chief executive officer, Kyle Whitehill (inset), said: “HYLAS 4, the latest addition to our satellite fleet, was launched to complete our coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa.”

 

Avanti Communications, the UK-based operator, has penned a five-year agreement with MGI Global Services which enables the latter to provide high-speed satellite broadband services across Angola, South Sudan and Chad.

The new partnership will improve the penetration of reliable satellite broadband in these three countries, and significantly increase access to the internet.

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