9 November 2017

Tanzania: Airtel Sets for Massive Network Transformation

AIRTEL Tanzania has launched massive network transformation programme, 'U900 Project' aimed at improving quality data network and delivering the best customer experience across the country.

Airtel Network Optimisation and Quality Manager Mr Emanuel Luanda said the project U900 is a major investment that enhances 3G coverage, data volume and improved data speeds using the 900 Mhz spectrum.

"The technology in particular improves the indoor 3G coverage and extends it by additional 50 per cent thus offering quality data transition across cell site without necessarily worrying about your location," he said.

The recent Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) statistics shows that data services have tremendously increased from 34 per cent in 2015 to 40 per cent in 2016.

Airtel has invested in modernising its network with future proof technology to accommodate the increasing number of smartphone users and meet the demand of new services and applications.

"With our U- 900 state of the art technology our network now is modernised and enhanced with increased data speeds that will allow Airtel data users to have an overall better experience with Airtel modernised Network," he said.

We have upgraded the sites in Dar-es-Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza with ongoing immediate deployment in Dodoma, Morogoro and other potential markets in Tanzania.

Airtel Marketing Manager Arnold Madale said understanding the market and customers' need is important in this competitive business environment.

"We have managed to tailor made our products and services to suit our customers' usage patterns and offer internet everywhere with our campaign message of 'Internet Popote'.

There are customers who uses data only, but also those who just use voice services, we have designed innovative products and services that suit customers' needs and wants, at all times.

"We are currently improving our 2G network so as to offer reliable, innovative services including mobile money for the unbanked population across the country and support the government agenda in financial inclusion," he added.

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