Zanzibar gets new microwave link to mainland

19 Feb 2014

The government of Tanzania has inaugurated a new microwave link between the capital city Dar es Salaam and the island of Zanzibar. The USD1.6 million system, designed to improve communications between Zanzibar and the mainland, has been installed by the state-backed incumbent fixed line operator Tanzania Telecommunication Company Limited (TTCL) with funding support from Japan. ‘We are now sure of effective communication in Zanzibar,’ local newspaper the Daily News quotes Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Prof Makame Mbarawa, as saying.

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