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Djibouti Telecom goes 3G

Djibouti Telecom (DT), the primary telecommunications provider inDjibouti, announced that it has partnered withEricssonto enhance its 2G network with new capabilities and introduce a 3G network. The agreement will allow the company to introduce mobile broadband services and advanced 2G and 3G including roaming functionality.

The agreement supplements DT’s growth strategy and its continuous focus on improving the company capabilities and enhancing the customer experience by offering better networks and more advanced mobile broadband services.

DT will introduce a wide range of services to its customers with the new agreement, such as roaming capabilities and automatic device configuration (ADC) which is a complete solution for automatic mobile device management withinDjiboutitelecom’s mobile network. In addition to this, customers will also have access to mobile broadband services which will enable them to access the internet on the move from anywhere in the country.  A service called ring back tone (RBT); which will allow subscribers to choose their own ring back tone that callers will hear when they dial their number is also being introduced, the service allows subscribers to express their individuality – replacing the traditional ring back tone a caller hears, before the called party answers, with an audio or sound effect.

“We have grown rapidly as a company and in order to maintain the momentum and build on it we have chosenEricssonas a partner to assist us in improving our services,” said Abdourahman Mohamed Hassan, CEO DT “We are proud to be the first to bring 3G connectivity and mobile broadband services to the country and with the help ofEricsson’s technology and capabilities we can ensure that this will significantly enhance the experience for our customers.”

Launched in September 1999 as the sole provider of telecommunication services in Djibouti, Djibouti Telecom offers a full range of services from fixed, Wireless services (GSM, CDMA), corporate and wholesale IP/DATA to ADSL networks.

“We’re very proud to have been selected by DT as their mobile broadband partner, particularly as this is our first deal in the country” saidCarlo Alloni, PresidentEricssonNorth East Africa. “Djiboutihas quickly established itself as a hub that connects East Africa with major telecommunications hubs in Europe, theUSA, Asia and theMiddle East, andEricssonis hoping to contribute to the telecommunications industry and improved services being offered in the country.”

Ericssonand DT’s partnership will ensure that subscribers’ services are upgraded and that the company is able to offer their customers a wider range of telecommunications services benefiting both business and society.

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