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Vodacom Tanzania trials LTE in Dar Es Salaam.

Vodacom Tanzania is ready to launch LTE in the country's capital city, Dar Es Salm, after conducting trials with Nokia Siemens Networks.

The telco tested NSN's single RAN, Liquid Core technology and Circuit Switched FallBack (CSFB) voice call system, which enables LTE mobile phones to fallback to GSM and 3G networks for voice calls.

"With this successful trial, Vodacom Tanzania is now in a perfect position to launch super fast 4G mobile broadband services in Tanzania," NSN said in a statement.

Rene Meza , managing director, Vodacom Tanzania, said that the telco selected Nokia Siemens Networks because of its capabilities in refarming 1800 MHz spectrum for LTE. "Its advanced radio and core platforms made the trial possible, and the excellent results convinced us that we can roll out a reliable and high-quality LTE network," he said.

Tanzania is one of Africa's most competitive telecoms markets. The country has two fixed-line operators, TTCL and Zantel, and eight operational mobile networks including Vodacom, Bharti Airtel, Tigo and Zantel. Four additional players licenced under a converged regulatory regime, according to research firm, BuddeComm.

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