The mobile network operator whisperer

There is a familiar name associated with telecom operations in Africa, the name of a company incredibly gifted at understanding mobile network operators: AllForSite. In today’s telecom rollouts, mobile network operators (MNOs) must quickly put their hands on critical information – technical specification, price, product availability… – whenever they need it, from wherever they are. MNOs’ buyers must deal with many suppliers and expect the same responsiveness from each one

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Can AllForSite Cut Network Operators’ Costs Of Site Visits?

AllForSite strengthens its foothold in Africa and the Middle East with a series of new equipments that allows mobile network operators to reduce the annual cost of site visits and increase overall productivity. Because wireless margins are squeezed and rapid growth is no longer the driving force of the industry, mobile network operators explore the potential cost savings of optimizing network operations and limiting the number of site visits. With

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AllForSite promotes quality of network coverage in Africa.

AllForSite, the leading distributor of telecom equipments in Africa and the Middle East, has been selected by Holland-based UMTS Partners to exclusively distribute its range of SPAA systems in Africa. This strategic alliance follows a fruitful series of tests performed simultaneously with a broad range of operators and radio equipment vendors, who have turned into happy-few aficionados of the new technology. Through the SPAA05 NEX GPS alignment tool, RF planning

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Is there an interest for African telcos to buy DDU from radio vendors such as Ericsson, Alcatel, Huawei and others?

I was recently in Africa after a long absence of 2 years, and I was amazed to see that nothing had changed in the way multinational corporations are selling to local telecom providers. It is quite amazing for me that they still apply a percentage on the price of the equipment to cover their so-called “DDU costs”. This leads to some awkward situations where the shipment of a switch costs

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Why is it so difficult for tower manufacturers to sell standard items?

To this question, we have never received a clear answer, but we have some ideas… As AllForSite becomes a more and more mature organization, we were thinking recently that we would be able to compose our own complete range of standard towers within a reasonable timeframe. We started to list every possible tower type, all components, and external factors such as wind zone, weather, soil etc. We ended up with

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