Vodacom Tanzania deploys NSN Single RAN gear to improve voice, data nationwide

18 Oct 2013

Mobile network operator Vodacom Tanzania has deployed Nokia Solutions and Networks’ (NSN’s) Single RAN (radio access network) as an overlay on its 2G and 3G/HSPA networks in the country, to boost voice call quality and provide faster data services. Further, the tie-up with NSN means that the carrier will be able to further improve its network capacity and coverage, it said. Under the terms of the contract award, the Finnish-based vendor supplied Vodacom Tanzania with a Single RAN platform built around its Flexi Multiradio base station solution. Flexi Multiradio can handle GSM and 3G services concurrently and is future-proofed in that it is also capable of running 4G/LTE services. Finally, NSN also installed its NetAct network management system to enable consolidated monitoring, management and operation of the cellco’s network.