Wananchi Telecom pushing growth in Africa with Epsilon

African carrier Wananchi Telecom has partnered with Epsilon for the delivery of outsourced network services to support the growth of its wholesale telecommunications business.

Through partnering with Epsilon, Wananchi Telecom will expand the reach of its network and benefit from Epsilon’s infrastructure, network intelligence and international expertise.

Epsilon has deployed a virtual point of presence (vPoP) in Telehouse East London and SmartHub Fujairah, UAE for Wananchi. This will give the carrier’s customers efficient access to international networks and local connectivity in more than 170 countries. In addition to network infrastructure, Epsilon will provide a remote hands service for cabling, installations and PoP management.

Wananchi Telecom delivers communications services in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, London, UAE and Mumbai. It is rapidly developing its business across new geographies and market segments within Africa and around the globe.

“Network outsourcing is the fastest and most efficient way for service providers to go global and connect their customers to the rest of the world. With this partnership, Wananchi Telecom can expand its local and international presence, ensuring it delivers high-quality services to more destinations,” says Clint Collins, Regional Director, Carrier Business EMEA at Epsilon.

As part of the partnership, Epsilon will have access to Wananchi’s extensive African network footprint giving it greater local presence on the continent. Epsilon has interconnection agreements with both the West Africa Cable System (WACS) on the west coast of Africa as well as SEACOM on the east coast. Its undersea cable presence circumnavigates Africa giving it access to Africa’s leading telecoms markets.

“Engineered exclusively for IP traffic, our global carrier-grade network carries Internet traffic by land, sea or air for superior performance, reliability and value. The flexibility and scalability of an outsourced solution is critical for our long-term success,” says Rakesh Kukreja, Managing Director at Wananchi Business Services (WBS).   



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