East African carrier Wananchi Telecom has partnered with Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, for the delivery of outsourced network services to support the growth of its wholesale telecoms business. The partnership will enable Nairobi-based Wananchi Telecom to expand the reach of its network and benefit from Epsilon’s infrastructure, network intelligence and international expertise. Epsilon has deployed a virtual point of presence (vPoP) in Telehouse East London and SmartHub in Fujairah, UAE, to allow Wananchi Telecom access to more than 500 carriers and network service providers locally and internationally. This will give Wananchi’s customers efficient access to international networks and local connectivity in more than 170 countries. In addition to network infrastructure, Epsilon will provide a remote hands service for cabling, installations and PoP management.
‘Network outsourcing is the fastest and most efficient way for service providers to go global and connect their customers to the rest of the world. With this partnership, Wananchi Telecom can expand its local and international presence, ensuring it delivers high-quality services to more destinations,’ commented Clint Collins, Epsilon’s regional director of Carrier Business EMEA, adding: ‘Wananchi Telecom is a leading provider for ISPs, multinational customers and Pan-African corporates, and we’re proud to have the opportunity to support its growth.’ Wananchi Telecom delivers communications services in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, the UK, the UAE and Mumbai.