Tanzanian alternative telecoms provider Six Telecoms (6Telecom) has selected business information exchange and interconnect OSS/BSS solutions developer Telerix to supply it with its iXTools ASP service to optimise the telco’s growing global interconnect business. In a press release Telerix said Six Telecoms hoped to leverage its hosted solution for next generation routing, buy and sell-side agreement management and accurate dial code management. The iXTools ASP platform is a hosted interconnect business optimisation and settlement service which enables service providers to reduce costs and increase profitability across their interconnect networks.
Six Telecoms was founded and incorporated in December 2004 with the goal of being a front-runner in entering the telecommunications industry in Tanzania after the liberalisation of the market and the removal of TTCL’s monopoly. It currently claims a more than 50% market share on international inbound traffic and a growing market share of outbound traffic. Six Telecoms has interconnection agreements with operators in Tanzania and international Tier-1 operators and has infrastructure in Dar es Salaam that acts as a transit and connectivity hub for local and regional partner operators. Six Telecoms also owns and operates hubs in London and New York that facilitate traffic aggregation from the company’s international carrier interconnections. Both these locations have dedicated fibre connectivity to Intelsat earth station for connectivity via satellite to Tanzania.