Mobile network operator Vodacom Tanzania has awarded wireless backhaul specialist Ceragon Networks a USD7 million follow-on contract to upgrade and support its backbone links across the country as it looks to meet increased demand for its advanced 3G data services. The cellco, a subsidiary of Vodacom Group Ltd, part of the Vodafone Group UK, is Tanzania’s largest mobile carrier with more than ten million subscribers. It has been a Ceragon customer since 2009.
Commenting on the development, Vodacom Tanzania manging director Rene Meza said: ‘As data usage increases, the network’s capacity needs to grow in line with our customer’s new data consumption behaviour. Our network’s reliability is contingent on the delivery of a robust backhaul and network backbone infrastructure’.