Tanzania Telecommunications Company To Expand Internet Connections To Southern Africa


The Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) has plans to offer speedy and reliable high-speed connections through expanding its internet service, Internet Protocol Point of Presence (IP-PoP) in East and Southern Africa.

The large-capacity IP-PoP service, started by TTCL through a partnership with an Italian firm, Telecom Italy Spark, has already been expanded to mobile phone operators in the neighbouring countries such as Uganda and Malawi.

TTCL’s Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Peter Ngota said the service whose operations will be centered in Dar es Salaam, will be a way of bringing customers closer to content providers by increasing the speed of accessibility from one point to another.

“It will provide cost effective, high quality and secure fully protected global IP connectivity solutions to telecom operators, internet service providers (ISPs) and service providers that are connected to Dar es Salaam through major international submarine and terrestrial cable systems,” Ngota said.

Regional operators and wholesale customers as well as ISPs have been told to utilize the opportunities provided by IP-PoP in the transformation of their business operations.

TTCL currently hosts and operates the country’s ICT Broadband Backbone that connects Tanzania to the rest of the world through submarine fibre optic network, a cheaper and reliable option compared to satellite connections.

The Broadband Backbone connecting all regions in the country has been extended to nine border points that connect neighbouring countries Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi and the DRC.

Telecoms in the country are expanding their operations to various regions with the help of the National Broadband Backbone established in the country with the aim of boosting the ICT sector.


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