TTCL, Avanti sign satellite broadband contract

2 Jun 2015

State-owned Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd (TTCL) is set to expand its broadband network after signing a contract with UK-based satellite provider Avanti Communications Group. The move, which will see the vendor utilise its HYLAS 2 satellite to offer 100% coverage of Tanzania, paves the way for TTCL to roll out a new satellite broadband service to its consumer, enterprise and government customer base in the near future.

TTCL CEO, Dr Kamugisha Kazaura, commented: ‘Avanti’s proven Ka-band satellite technology will deliver high speed broadband to our national customer base … We look forward to addressing Tanzania’s immediate digital divide challenges.’