Telesis Tanzania to launch 4G LTE
MOBILE| Oct. 25, 2012, 3:24 p.m.
Telesis Tanzania will launch 4G LTE, in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent.
Alcatel-Lucent said in a statement that this is its second 4G win to be announced in Africa this year.
Telesis operates as a Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA), supporting services for a number of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) which serve their customers using Telesis’ infrastructure.
Alcatel-Lucent will provide Telesis with its comprehensive 4G LTE mobile broadband solution, saying affordable nationwide broadband connectivity will act as a catalyst for the development of a digital-based economy.
The LTE network offers speeds exceeding 100 megabits per second (Mbps) supporting bandwidth-intensive services.
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.
Wilmore says: “This is a true test of technology, will and human capital - Telesis believes it has the building blocks for all three. As such we are very pleased to be able to work with Alcatel-Lucent to leverage its expertise in 4G LTE technology and make affordable internet services a reality”.
Daniel Jaeger, vice-president of Alcatel-Lucent in Africa said: “Alcatel-Lucent is committed to developing projects that make Internet and communications technologies a reality for people in areas that are currently underserved, providing new opportunities and driving economic growth. We are proud to be working on this project to deliver our leading 4G LTE solution and help the company provide superior service with even faster speeds.”
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