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Alcatel-Lucent to 'expand' Tanzania's 4G coverage

By , ITWeb
Tanzania , 02 Jul 2012

Alcatel-Lucent to 'expand' Tanzania's 4G coverage

Telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent has announced plans to help expand Smile Tanzania’s 4G mobile broadband network by the end of this year.

Smile Tanzania is the first network in Africa to provide a 4G LTE service in the 800 MHz frequency band, providing businesses and consumers with fast internet access, initially in Dar es Salaam.

But the company has plans to expand the coverage area beyond just one city.

“There are plans for further expansion during 2012 to offer ubiquitous coverage as soon as possible,” said Sherine Aziez, Alcatel Lucent Africa head of communications.

Alcatel Lucent operates throughout the African region in countries such as Egypt, Ivory Coast and Zambia.

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