Essar Telecom partners with Tata Communications
A new deal inked on Monday between Essar Telecom Kenya and Tata Communications will allow yuMobile to route all international voice calls through the Tata communications network.
“It’s a really smart move that should increase our company’s efforts to bring international calling to more Kenyans,” Andrew Mambiso, an Essar Group manager, told ITNewsAfrica. The partnership will allow yuMobile, one of Tata’s key suppliers of telecommunication services throughout Kenya, to tap into the company’s extensive voice infrastructure, enabling it to deliver higher quality international calls at competitive rates to customers in Kenya.
According to a Tata media statement “Tata Communications aims to use the deal to harness from the increasing demand for high quality voice services in Africa generated by a rapid rise in the number of mobile subscribers on the continent.”