[Via Satellite 06-01-2015] Avanti Communications has signed a new contract with Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd (TTCL), for satellite broadband via the operator’s Hylas 2 satellite. The contract will expand TTCL’s high-speed broadband network to customers beyond the reach of fiber.
TTCL is the incumbent national telecoms operator of Tanzania. The company was partially privatized in 2001, and provides voice and data services to more than 300,000 business and residential customers throughout the country. Through the agreement with Avanti, TTCL will have coverage of 100 percent of Tanzania.
“We look forward to addressing Tanzania’s immediate digital divide challenges via this growing partnership,” said Kamugisha Kazaura, chief executive of TTCL.