Nokia Siemens networks (NSN) has announced a contract to supply Vodacom Tanzania with a unified charging and billing system. The upgrade will allow the cellco’s pre-paid subscribers to benefit from the same promotional campaigns and value added services (VAS) as their post-paid counterparts, and vice versa, it said in a statement. NSN will deploy its solution – based on the ‘charge@once unified’ software – that allows what it calls ‘predefined marketing scenarios’ to be activated on demand.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Vodacom Tanzania (Vodacom) is the country’s leading cellular network operator by subscribers, offering GSM communication services to about seven million customers across the country. It has deployed a range of state of the art technologies for voice, data, leased lines, PABX connectivity, international connectivity, WiMAX solutions, remote communication solutions over satellite and banking solutions. The operator says its GSM-900/1800 network currently covers 76.47% of the population; GPRS countrywide coverage is 76.47% of the population; EDGE is available in selected towns and cities covering 62% of the population; UMTS with HSDPA in the capital Dar es Salaam covers 14.1% of the population; and WiMAX (802.16d) is provided in five major cities covering 70% of business premises.