Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vodacom Tanzania Upgrades with NSN

Vodacom Tanzania is implementing Nokia Siemens Networks' Single RAN (radio access network) platform to upgrade and modernize its network.

Under a five-year contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is supplying its Flexi Multiradio Base Station to replace Vodacom’s existing GSM and 3G base stations. This multi-technology platform is able to run GSM, High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and LTE, and can be defined to roll out a particular technology with a simple software update. In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks provides its Orthogonal Sub Channel (OSC-Half Rate) and Dynamic Frequency and Channel Allocation (DFCA) GSM software features to increase the network capacity and efficiency.

"It’s our key priority to constantly improve the quality of service for our customers by increasing our network capacity, performance and coverage across the country,�? said Dana Bakker, manager of executive operations, Vodacom Tanzania. “To achieve this, we selected Nokia Siemens Networks to be our long term partner based on its technology capability and efficient services support. We awarded managed services contract to the company previously. We believe it is the right approach to make one partner responsible for both managed services, and network upgrade and expansion."

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