Tigo Rwanda has announced the commissioning of a wholesale IP Transit service for local 4G wholesale operator KT Rwanda Networks. The deal will allow international broadband traffic from KT Rwanda Networks to transit via the Tigo Rwanda fibre-optic network to the point of presence (PoP) owned by parent company Millicom International Cellular (MIC) in London, UK. Under the terms of the ten-year partnership, Tigo will provide KT Rwanda Networks with STM-4 Bandwidth over a secured network with a bit rate of 622Mbps.
The IP Transit service has been made possible through Tigo Rwanda’s partnership with its new sister company Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel). Zantel – which was acquired by MIC in October 2015 – is a shareholder in three prominent subsea cable networks, namely The East African Marine System (TEAMS), the West Africa Cable System (WACS) and East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy). Zantel’s network also interconnects with the SEACOM cable at its PoP in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.