TANZANIA’S TTCL TO INSTALL 2000 PAYPHONES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Telecoms

The Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) will install 2000 payphones countrywide in January, a strategy aimed at enabling telecommunication among its customers currently unable to get fixed line services. The Chief Executive Officer of TTCL, George Mbowe, said, "The phones will operate with the new Intelligent Network equipment, which will provide prepaid services with security for the customers." The project, which is scheduled to start in January 2004, will cost the company a total of USD1.1 million.

Mbowe said the Intelligent Network (IN) equipment is located in the Telephone House along Kaluta Street in Dar es Salaam, adding, "The equipment will provide prepaid services with security for TTCL customers." It connects seven new telephony and data access ramps located in Tabata, Magomeni, Oyster bay, Msasani, which are installed in containers, and Kigamboni, Wageni, Pugu Road, installed inside the equipment buildings.

The Express