Tanzania Telecommunications signs deal with Burundi Backbone Systems for internet connectivity

Monday 28 October 2019 | 10:53 CET | News
The Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation (TTCL) has signed an agreement with Burundi Backbone Systems (BBS),  a consortium of Burundian telecoms operators planning a national fibre-optic network, to provide broadband internet connectivity to the east African nation, Xinhua reported. The USD 6 million deal will be implemented over the next decade, said TTCL chief executive Waziri Kindamba, adding that it will also allow TTCL to broaden its business portfolio in both east Africa and the Southern African Development Community region (SADC).

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Categories: Fixed
Companies: Burundi Backbone Systems / TTCL
Countries: Burundi / Tanzania, United Republic of
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier


Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Vodacom Tanzania expands remittances in East Africa

Published 17 Sep 2021 10:03 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
Vodacom Tanzania has begun a second phase of its International Money Remittance expansion scheme through the "Dunia Kijiji, ...

Tanzanian government agrees to extend fibre backbone to Mozambique

Published 07 Apr 2021 14:32 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
The Tanzanian government has signed a contract worth TZS 2.4 billion to expand Tanzania's National ICT Broadband Backbone to ...

TTCL agrees to connect NICTBB with Zanzibar backbone

Published 28 Sep 2020 10:05 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
The Tanzania Telecommunication Company (TTCL) has signed an agreement with the Zanzibar Information Communication Technology ...

Burundi govt shuts down popular social media platforms during election

Published 22 May 2020 11:05 CET | Burundi
Burundi has shut down popular social media platforms as the presidential election got under way on 20 May, The East African ...

Southern African countries aim to set up regional IXPs

Published 06 Nov 2019 10:45 CET | Africa
Southern African governments are seeking to reduce the cost of the internet by keeping the region's  traffic local, reports The ...

TTCL plans fibre optic cable network for SADC, reaches Zambia and Malawi

Published 04 Sep 2019 10:14 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
Tanzania Telecommunications Company  (TTCL) says it will deploy a fibre-optic cable network to the Southern African Development ...

Liquid Telecom to build South Sudan's first fibre broadband network

Published 01 Jul 2019 14:51 CET | South Sudan
Liquid Telecom will implement and operate South Sudan's first fibre broadband network, connecting the country to the "One Africa" ...

TTCL requires TZS 1.7 trln for five-year strategy plan

Published 27 May 2019 12:54 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
State-owned Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation (TTCL) said it needs TZS 1.77 trillion in capital injection to fund its ...

Lumitel FY pre-tax profit rises by 225% to USD 7.3 mln

Published 28 Mar 2019 10:27 CET | Burundi
anniversary with a 225 percent growth in pre-tax profit to over USD 7.3 million in 2018. Subscribers increased to 278,000 ...

East Africa to harmonise ICT sector, laws to attract investments

Published 23 Nov 2018 09:52 CET | Africa
The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) says the East African Community (EAC) member states of Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda ...

Huawei offers USD 30 mln loan to improve Onamob's network in Burundi

Published 15 Sep 2017 08:46 CET | Burundi
Huawei has committed to loan up to USD 30 million towards the modernisation and expansion of Onamob's mobile network, owned by ...

Econet Leo starts deploying LTE in Burundi

Published 07 Mar 2017 14:05 CET | Burundi
Econet Wireless' Burundian subsidiary, Econet Leo, announced the launch of LTE in the country's capital Bujumbura. The new ...

Burundi commissions metropolitan area network project

Published 30 Oct 2014 13:06 CET | Burundi
The Burundi government, together with Huawei and Onatel, has officially commissioned the Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) project ...

Burundi Backbone Project secures USD 11.5 million loan

Published 28 May 2013 09:23 CET | Burundi
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) has approved a USD 11.5 million, 10-year loan for the ...

ZTE signs backbone network contract with Burundi BBS

Published 20 Sep 2011 12:48 CET | Burundi
Burundi Backbone Systems has selected ZTE to build its backbone network in response to growth in mobile and data service needs in ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

19 Oct Arm DevSummit
20 Oct Verizon Q3 2021
20 Oct Crown Castle Q3
20 Oct Elisa Q3 results
20 Oct Bango strategy day
20 Oct Samsung Unpacked Part 2
21 Oct Digi Q3 2021
21 Oct Grameenphone Q3 2021
21 Oct AT&T Q3 2021
21 Oct Intel Q3
21 Oct Telia Q3 results
21 Oct Snap Q3
21 Oct Telenor Q3 2021
21 Oct Orange Belgium Q3 2021
22 Oct Doro Q3 results
25 Oct Facebook Q3
25 Oct Dtac Q3 2021
25 Oct Calix Q3 2021
26 Oct Siminn Q3 2021
26 Oct F5 Networks fiscal Q4
26 Oct SK hynix Q3
26 Oct Orange group Q3 2021
26 Oct MediaTek Q3
26 Oct Microsoft fiscal Q1
26 Oct Twitter Q3 2021
26 Oct KPN Q3 2021
26 Oct Alphabet Q3 2021
26 Oct Digital Realty Q3
26 Oct Cabsat
26 Oct MWC Los Angeles
::: More Calendar Items