Vodacom, NSN close to signing five-year outsourcing contract

18 Jan 2011

Vodacom’s Tanzanian mobile unit is close to signing a five-year network operations outsourcing agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). Under the partnership contract NSN will optimise, modernise and manage Vodacom’s cellular networks in the country and operate them for the next five years. Further, as another aspect of the deal a number of Vodacom Tanzania employees from its network operations division will be transferred to NSN. Vodacom Tanzania operations managing executive, Daniel Bakker, said: ‘Nokia Siemens Networks’ capabilities to ensure network efficiency, service quality and global best-practice-in-network operations will enable Vodacom Tanzania to improve network efficiency and maintain operational performance, while freeing up resources to focus on our core business of delivering the best and most advanced technology and experience to our customers.’