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 and billionaire Said Salim Bakhresa.
The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), following the auction which was carried out on 8th June 2018, assigned Azam Telecom with 2 x 10 MHz communication licenses in the 700 MHz frequency range for a total price of USD 10 million.
The group indicated that the new mobile network should be available within months.
Tanzania Mobile Providers
There are currently 7 mobile network operators in Tanzania: Airtel, Smart, Halotel, Tigo, TTC, Vodacom, and Zantel.
The last one to launch in 2015 was Halotel, a subsidiary of Viettel Group (Viettel), a Vietnamese state-run mobile network operator.