Thursday, October 25, 2012

Telesis Tanzania Picks Alcatel-Lucent for LTE

Telesis Tanzania, a new carrier which operates as a Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA) supporting services for a number of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy LTE.

For the project, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its 4G LTE solution including Radio Access network (RAN) products, the Evolved Packet Core solution (EPC), the Service Aware Manager the Subscriber Data Manager, Convergent Charging System as well as its services expertise including project management, integration and optimization.

The mobile broadband network will be launched using the digital dividend spectrum.

Mihayo Wilmore, Director and Co-Founder of Telesis said "Telesis lives by its motto, ‘connecting the unconnected’. The wireless broadband project allows us to work towards bridging the gap in the digital divide by addressing the key stumbling blocks – access and affordability.  Both Alcatel-Lucent and Telesis have been entrusted by the regulator (TCRA) and the Tanzanian Government at large to truly become a game changer, leading the establishment of a business model where collaboration rather than competition will benefit the economy at large. Tanzania has over 20 million addressable broadband users, 200,000 registered businesses, and nearly 30,000 educational institutions that all need to be connected."

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