Vodacom Tanzania Outsources Network to NSN

Unique deal covers both network and energy management

March 16, 2011

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- Vodacom Tanzania is transforming its network operations to improve performance and service quality for its nine million subscribers. Under a five-year managed services contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will use it strong presence in eastern Africa to manage, operate and maintain Vodacom’s network to reduce operating costs. In addition, the vendor will provide its energy solutions enriched with Managed Energy Services to reduce Vodacom’s energy consumption, improving efficiency.

Under the managed services contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide full network operations for Vodacom Tanzania. The vendor will take over complete responsibility for the existing Network Management Center and operations across the radio, transmission and core networks, as well as network planning and optimization. As part of the agreement, 124 Vodacom Tanzania employees will transfer to Nokia Siemens Networks.

As part of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will deploy 338 hybrid energy solution sites to help Vodacom Tanzania enhance energy efficiency and reduce energy cost. The operator will also benefit from increased savings in operating costs by applying Nokia Siemens Network’s architecture design skills, and its proven managed service capabilities, such as first line maintenance and remote service delivery for site energy management. As part of the deal, Nokia Siemens Networks will also implement remote management of energy with its green energy control service designed to ensure optimal use of field resources. It includes monitoring of all energy sources as well as corrective and preventive site maintenance.

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