Ericsson and Tigo Tanzania have entered a partnership to launch 5G and to modernize and expand the 4G network across the country.
Tigo has launched 5G services in Dar Es Salaam, Dodoma, and Zanzibar and will gradually roll out across the country at strategic locations.
Ericsson is currently upgrading Tigo Tanzania’s existing 4G network with Radio Access Network (RAN) products and microwave solutions (MINI-LINK 6000). Tigo will be using 5G Ericsson Radio for expanding and upgrading the network to enhance capacity, providing the benefits of a fast and reliable connection.
The Ericsson Radio System 5G portfolio is designed to manage all site types and traffic scenarios, even as networks grow in technology and capacity across generations, delivering high performance on the smallest site footprint with the lowest energy consumption.
Ericsson will optimize Tigo Tanzania’s network by deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled Cognitive Software to align network performance with strategic objectives. Ericsson, one of the leading telecom equipment makers, will optimize the network by applying AI-powered technologies, evaluate future network demands through active monitoring and predictive forecasting.
Kamal Okba, Chief Executive Officer at Tigo Tanzania, said: “Every improvement made to our network is a step in the right direction to support the Digital Tanzania Project and ensure the initiative realizes its goals to increase access to broadband internet services and improve the delivery of connected services.”
“Ericsson’s latest capacity-boosting and energy-efficient products and solutions combined with AI-powered Optimization Services will bring new opportunities to Tigo Tanzania to further develop their offerings by leveraging the full power of 5G,” Nora Wahby, Vice President and Head of Customer Unit Morocco and West Africa at Ericsson Middle East and Africa, said.