The increasing importance of telecommunications in Tanzania

A selection of articles about the growth and prospects of the telecommunications industry in Tanzania, including national investments, international partnerships and projects with a strong social impact.

The mobile takes off

With a growth of 16% last year, the number of mobile subscribers in Tanzania has reached the 31.8 million mark, which out of a population of just over 49 million inhabitants means a penetration rate of 64%. There was also a good result for the number of Internet users, which reached 11.3 million. Reported by the international news agency Reuters.

China invests in broadband

The “Daily News” portal published an article about the agreement signed between Tanzania’s Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology and the China International Telecommunication Construction Corporation (CITCC) for the implementation of phase 5 of the National ICT Broadband Backbone. The objective is to bring internet connectivity to rural areas in the country and to increase use for social purposes (e-learning, e-health, etc.).

Tanzania focuses on shared infrastructures

As reported by the website IT News Africa”, the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority has announced its intention to create a law encouraging telecommunications operators to share infrastructures. The aim is to reduce costs in the industry and improve the quality of services.

Tigo: 120 million dollars for Tanzania

The telephone player Tigo has announced that it plans to invest a total of 120 million dollars in 2015 (+20% compared to 2014) in order to increase its business in Tanzania. As reported by the international news agency Reuters, the company is currently the third largest player in the country for its number of subscribers.

A mobile phone for every female student

The “Care2” portal talks about the project for girls who attend the “Sega School” in Morogoro, Tanzania, realized by the organizations Kidogo Kidogo and Nurturing Minds. A mobile phone has been provided for each student, allowing them to access tools and services that are useful in everyday life.