CEO Weekends:Vodacom Tanzania Enhances Their Voice And Data Services



Vodacom Tanzania has upgraded it GSM and 3G HSPA network using Nokia Solutions and Network’ Single RAN, so all Vodacom subscribers in the country will now experince clearer voice calls as well as faster data services.

“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. “To achieve this, we selected NSN, as it has proven capabilities in the domain. NSN’s radio network equipment and services have ensured a higher performance network so that we can maintain our competitive edge in Tanzania.”

She added that the company has two objectives that come together, to ensure the hightest network quality and all of this at a low cost.

Pete Beadle, customer team head of Vodcom Tanzania at NSN had this to say: “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 percent lesser energy than before.”

The partnership provides that, NSN provides Vodacom Tanzania with its Single RAN platform, which is based on its award-winning 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. To ensure Vodacom Tanzania’s network quality, NSN continues to provide its comprehensive managed services, while network design planning and optimization as well as network implementation, and care services are part of the present deal.