Tanzania will see the launch of an 8th mobile network provider, Azam Telecom, part of the local industrial conglomerate Bakhresa group, owned by Tanzanian entrepreneur…
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”.
The latest Quarterly Communications Statistics Report by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) for the period October-December 2017 shows that total Voice Telecom Subscriptions reached…
The Parliament of Tanzania has published a new bill on 15th September 2017 to establish a state-owned Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation that will replace the current…
Tanzania’s mobile operator Tigo has announced a USD 75 million investment to improve both network availability and quality across the country.
Tanzanian mobile network operator (MNO) Vodacom has started today its IPO for 560 million shares at TZS 850 per share.
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.