Vodacom Tanzania enhances voice and data services with NSN

Vodacom Tanzania has upgraded its GSM and 3G HSPA network across the country using Nokia Solutions and Networks’ Single RAN (radio access network).

The upgrade provides customers with clearer voice calls and faster data services, as well as improving network capacity and coverage.

“We wanted to be a pioneer in providing the best possible service by upgrading our network to the latest technology available on the market,” said Rene Meza, managing director, Vodacom Tanzania. “NSN’s radio network equipment and services have ensured a higher performance network so that we can maintain our competitive edge in Tanzania.”

Pete Beadle, customer team head of Vodcom Tanzania at NSN, said: “Our base station improves network capacity and throughput for enhanced voice call and mobile broadband experience. In addition, it reduces capital and operating costs for Vodacom Tanzania as the base station is extremely compact, requiring minimal floor space, and consumes 70% lesser energy than before.”

Under the contract, NSN has provided Vodacom Tanzania with its Single RAN platform, which is based on its Flexi Multiradio Base Station. The base station runs GSM and 3G services concurrently and is future-proof since it is also capable of running 4G services in the future. NSN has also deployed its NetAct network management system to enable consolidated monitoring, management and operation of Vodacom Tanzania’s network.  



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