Zantel Introduces A New Head Of Business And Wholesale


Dar es Salaam, Monday 5, February 2018. In its endeavour to keep up the pace of delivering innovative telecommunication solutions that have continued to change the lives of millions of people in Tanzania, Zantel has appointed a new Head of Business and Wholesale, Mr. Nahaat Mahfoudh.

Mr. Mahfoudh, a Tanzanian who holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Management from Strathclyde University in the United Kingdom, specializes in Enterprise, Wholesale Voice & Capacity Management. Prior to his employment with Zantel, he was the Commercial Executive for Cumii Internatonal (Econet), Country General Manager for IBM (Tanzania), Director of Wholesale & Carrier Relations in Tanzania, Sudan & Afghanistan, and Commercial Director, for IDT Global Ltd in U.K.

He was instrumental in championing some of the large transformational telecommunication infrastructure projects, such as EASSy, SCS and Falcon/Flag in Tanzania, Seychelles and Sudan. 

Zantel manages two fibre optic EASSy & SEAS undersea cables with landing points at Zantel Park in Dar es Salaam. These submarine cables connect to landlocked countries which no longer have to rely on satellite Internet access to carry voice and data services.

The EASSy cable system is a 10,000km submarine cable system constructed along the East Coast of Africa, owned and operated by a group of Africans (92%) and international telecom operators (8%). 

Zantel also manages the International connectivity which is a diverse onward connectivity system that offers connection to EUROPE, ASIA and NORTH AMERICA. The Europe-India Gateway cable system is a submarine communications cable system which is about 15,000 Kilometers long capable of delivering up to 3.84 terabits per second that connects U.K., Portugal, Gibraltar, Monaco, France, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and India. 

The Metro Fiber Connectivity (DAR, MOROGORO, ARUSHA and MWANZA) is a fibre ring, which is designed

to transport capacity on end-to-end and end to multiple ends basis. It is interconnected with Submarine Landing stations (EASSy & SEACOM) and also the national/ backhaul connectivity (NICTBB), telecom operators, ISPs and some corporate end users. It is designed in collapsed ring module in case of cable cut it will automatically re-route traffic to opposite direction hence providing total resilience of its own Multiple Service Transport Protocol (MSTP).

Furthermore Zantel owns a data center in Dar es Salaam that is housing a landing station for EASSY and SEAS Fiber Stations, and provides co-location facilities for other operators within and outside Tanzania.

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