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.

The telecom firm has used Optiva systems for more than a decade.

“Optiva and Vodacom Tanzania have been long-standing partners, and this agreement further strengthens our ties,” Hisham Hendi, chief executive officer at Vodacom Tanzania said in a statement. “Optiva’s solutions, with the leading cloud-native architecture, and our close working collaboration allow us to capture the market opportunities faster and stay ahead of our competition.”

Danielle Royston, chief executive officer at Optiva added: “We are thankful for our continued partnership with Vodacom Tanzania and their trust in us to extend our relationship long-term. By working closely with our customers to understand their business, our focus on Customer Success helps them to grow their subscriber base and win in their markets. Add the game-changing advantage of moving to the cloud with its promise of 80% lower total cost of ownership, and it’s a winning combination.”