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Smile launched Africa’s first 4G LTE broadband internet service in Tanzania, in March 2013. Since then, other mobile operators started offering 4G services in Tanzania, namely Tigo, Vodacom, Zantel, Smart and TTCL.

As a result the number of mobile internet users increased significantly, from 3.7m in 2011 to 16.2m in 2015, accounting for more than 90% of the total number of internet users.

Currently (2016), 3G and 4G services with speeds of up to 8Mbps are being used by 2.53m mobile subscribers across the country.

However, 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.