Tanzania Improves Communications Link Between Mainland and Zanzibar

Telecoms

The government of Tanzania has made a swap on the new microwave link designed to better the communication between the Island of Zanzibar and the country’s main land.

The link adds one from the main landline operator, Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) and received funding at a cost of $1.6 million with support from Japan.

“We are now sure of effective communication in Zanzibar,” the Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Prof Makame Mbarawa at the inauguration of the link. “With this new link, people of Zanzibar will now communicate without hurdles.”

The construction of the link was in progress last year and has been productively completed.
Source: Tech Moran

Alcatel-Lucent and Tunisie Telecom sign three-year agreement to extend ultra-broadband services throughout Tunisia

Tunisie Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s market-leading Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) portfolio to upgrade tens of thousands of existing voice line to provide high-speed broadband using ADSL, VDSL and GPON technology. The operator to upgrade connections for thousands of customers in order to provide higher quality voice calls, faster Internet access, and new services

The agreement follows the successful trial of VDSL2 Vectoring technology in December 2012, using Alcatel-Lucent's Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) 7302 platform running on Tunisie’s existing copper cable infrastructure. VDSL2 vectoring technology enables a smooth migration path towards 100 Mbps ultra-broadband that can support a wide range applications like video-on-demand and online gaming for consumers and secure point-to-point Ethernet services for enterprise.