TTCL signs contract with Avanti Communications for national deployment in Tanzania

RNS

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”) has signed a new contract with TTCL, Tanzania’s incumbent national telecoms operator.

The contract will expand TTCL’s high-speed broadband network to customers beyond the bounds of fibre infrastructure. Deployed via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite with 100% coverage of Tanzania, TTCL will supply a new satellite broadband offering to its consumer, enterprise and government customer base imminently.

Dr Kamugisha Kazaura, Chief Executive of TTCL, commented: “Avanti’s proven Ka-band satellite technology will deliver high-speed broadband to our national customer base, which demands the highest levels of service quality. We look forward to addressing Tanzania’s immediate digital divide challenges via this growing partnership.”

David Williams, Chief Executive of Avanti Communications, commented: “This is a significant contract with one of the most important telecoms operators in East Africa. The quality and flexibility built in to Avanti’s network from its design ensures we deliver to the most demanding customers’ needs. Our Ka-band satellite technology has a huge role to play in supporting TTCL to bridge Tanzania’s digital divide, today.”

For further information please contact:

Avanti: Matthew Springett, +44 (0)207 749 6703

Montfort: Nick Miles / James Olley, +44 (0)203 770 7909

Redleaf: Hannah Nicolas, +44 (0)207 382 4734

Cenkos Securities: Max Hartley (Nomad) / Julian Morse, +44 (0)207 397 8900

About TTCL 

TTCL is the oldest and largest fixed line telecommunications company in Tanzania. TTCL was wholly owned by the Government of Tanzania until the partial privatization of the company in 2001. TTCL provides voice and data communication services to over 300,000 business and residential customers in Tanzania. The Company also provides network services to other licensed telecom operators. TTCL’s aim is to remain the leading Fixed Network Operator in Tanzania. In order to achieve this goal, a strong focus has been placed on customer satisfaction by providing high quality and affordable services to customers.  Visit: www.ttcl.co.tz

About Avanti Communications

Avanti connects people wherever they are – in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 150 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to 27 per cent of the world’s population. Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.

Avanti is the first mover in high throughput satellite data communications in EMEA. It has rights to orbital slots and Ka-band spectrum that cover an end market of over 1.5bn people. The Group has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates satellites, ground stations, datacentres and a fibre ring. Avanti has a unique Cloud based flexible customer interface that is protected by patented technology.

The Group has three satellites in orbit and a further two fully funded satellites under construction. Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN:LSE).