Tanzanian mobile network operator (MNO) Vodacom has started today its IPO for 560 million shares at TZS 850 per share.
In the past 5 years, mobile subscriptions in Tanzania rose by 89%, from 21m in 2010 to almost 40m in 2015.
There are 8 mobile network operators (MNOs) in Tanzania: Airtel, Smart, Smile, Halotel, Tigo, TTCL, Vodacom, and Zantel. The latest MNO to enter Tanzanian was Halotel in October 2015.
The company has invested over USD1b in the country and plans to cover 90% of Tanzania’s population with 3G services by the end of 2016.
Tanzania Mobile Internet Network: 4G/3G/2G Services
The number of mobile internet users increased significantly during 2011–2015, from 3.7m to 16.2m, accounting for more than 90% of the total number of internet users.
The most common broadband service in Tanzania is given through 2G connections, which offers a speed of up to 0.3 Mbps and is used by 85% of the mobile subscribers in Tanzania.
Currently (2016), 3G and 4G services with speeds of up to 8Mbps are being used by 2.53m mobile subscribers across the country.
“The further extension of mobile and 3G access is fundamental to ensuring digital inclusion, i.e., the principle that the benefits of telecommunications should be available to all, regardless of location or socioeconomic status,” the GSM Association (GSMA) indicates in its report “Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Tanzania”.
TanzaniaInvest had the pleasure of interviewing James M. Kilaba, Director General of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA).
The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently approved a USD25m loan for the establishment of communication systems and rescue centers along Lake Victoria to improve maritime…
The 2016 Mobile 360 Africa conference was held for the first time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 26–28th July 2016.
A rural mobile network, built by AMOTEL and the World Telecom Labs (WTL), is now active in 3 remote Tanzanian villages in the Mwanga District…
Worldwide mobile operators association GSMA launched the Tanzania Rural Connectivity Project on July 26th 2016 to expand mobile broadband network coverage across the country.
The Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) will open 50 additional 4G network sites in Dar es Salaam to meet higher demand.
Tanzania’s new Finance Bill enforced on July 1st 2016 requires Tanzanian telecom companies to list at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) by the end…
The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) recently published its Quarterly Statistics Report for Q4 2015, showing that subscriptions to mobile networks reached 39,665,600, 24.4% more…
Bharti Airtel Limited (Airtel), a Tanzania based telecommunication services company, has recently reached an agreement with American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT), an independent owner, operator and…