Tanzania

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Vodacom exploring expansion opportunities in Tanzania
Tanzanian businessman seeking to acquire 50% of Wananchi Group
TCRA invites comments on 700MHz spectrum auction procedure
Tanzania pilots biometric SIM registration
TTCL to roll out TZS40bn FTTH project
Vodacom reports increase in Q3 revenue on back of subscriber gains
Halotel seeking approval for revised IPO application
Govt claims transfer of Airtel unit from TTCL was illegal
Tanzanian government in ownership dispute with Airtel
Airtel denies reports it is planning to exit Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania
Tanzania proposes steady fall in voice termination rates
Smile partners with MediaTek for VoLTE rollout
Airtel rolls out 3G in 900MHz band
Millicom to offload remaining African units; Econet linked with deal
Tanzania rejects IPO applications from six operators
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
South Africa’s PIC holds 10% stake in Vodacom Tanzania
Vodacom Tanzania IPO fully subscribed, raising USD210m
Vodacom reopens IPO to allow foreign investor participation
Tanzania amends telecom IPO rules to permit foreign investors
Tigo to invest USD70m in mobile network, increases 4G coverage to 23 cities
Vodacom Tanzania IPO: largest in history of Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange?
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
TCRA ordered to get tough on operators which delay stock market listing
Vodacom Group reports revenue, EBITDA growth in FY2016/17
Vodacom Tanzania cleared to extend IPO deadline
Vodacom Tanzania starts IPO ahead of DSE listing in May
Tanzania goes live with MNP; TTCL secures loan for rural expansion
Ericsson and Tigo partner with GSMA to connect rural Tanzania
Vodacom receives approval for Tanzanian IPO
Tigo’s planned IPO suspended amid ownership dispute?
Tanzania set to introduce MNP
Halotel to invest USD100m in network expansion this year
Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of Tanzanian ISP Raha
TTCL seeking USD300m for nationwide rollout
TTCL permitted more time for listing to allow for restructuring
Only three telecoms operators meet share listing deadline
TTCL, Avanti Communications ink contract to deploy national broadband coverage
TCRA approves Liquid Telecom’s buyout of ISP Raha
Tigo applies for IPO as 31 December share listing deadline nears
Airtel Tanzania extends mobile network to rural Cheleweni in Lindi Region
Vodacom Tanzania publishes draft IPO prospectus
Liquid secures USD300m funding for expansion
TTCL, Huawei launch LTE-A in Tanzania
Zantel readies 4G LTE launch in Dar-es-Salaam and beyond
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Viettel Global claims 26m subs; 1H16 international revenues reach USD494m
Tanzanian govt completes deal to buy TTCL
Tanzanian appeal court dismisses application by Sasatel director
Smart’s Tanzanian unit launches ‘unlimited’ 4G bundles
TTCL to provide blanket 4G coverage by 2018
GSMA teams with Tanzanian MNOs to boost rural 3G coverage
Zantel to invest USD15m in mobile voice and data services
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
TTCL to deploy 50 additional LTE sites in Dar es Salaam
TCRA blocks 1.7m invalid IMEI numbers
Tanzania: telcos must list on Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Tanzanian government takes full control of TTCL
Tanzanian govt moves to plug MFS tax loophole
Vodacom Tanzania launches 4G in Dar es Salaam
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
In and around the lake: Tigo Tanzania extends 4G to five more towns
TTCL joining Tanzania’s mobile money sector
Tanzanian regulatory board dissolved, head suspended
Zantel launches Zanzibar’s first 4G network
Vodacom Tanzania develops IoT, cloud computing
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Smile Tanzania introduces VoLTE, unlimited 4G data plan
Tigo expands LTE coverage to Moshi
Vodacom reports rising Q3 revenue on surging data use and subs gains
TCRA to auction mobile broadband frequencies
Halotel to cover 1,800 villages between May and Oct 2016
TTCL to raise USD330m in five-year restructuring plan
Tigo Tanzania plans nationwide 4G coverage by end-2016
Viettel targets 95% Tanzanian coverage by year-end
TTCL’s 4G LTE data network goes live in Dar es Salaam region
Zantel set to launch Zanzibar’s first 4G network in early-2016
Tigo extends 4G network to Arusha
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
TTCL transforming fixed and mobile access networks with Alca-Lu
Millicom completes Zantel takeover
Viettel launches Tanzanian operations under Halotel brand
Tanzanian govt still finalising full takeover of TTCL
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MIC reshuffles Helios shares for 24% stake in parent company
Smile to expand LTE network in five regions
Airtel, Liquid Telecom sign pan-African partnership agreement
Smile closes USD365m financing to accelerate 4G expansion in Africa
Smart Telecom now offering LTE in Tanzania
Viettel to launch in Tanzania in Oct-15 under Halotel banner
Airtel scraps tower sale deals in Tanzania, Chad
Smile selects Ericsson to manage 4G operations in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC
Millicom signs deal to acquire 85% stake in Zantel
Tanzania to introduce infrastructure sharing legislation?
TTCL, Avanti sign satellite broadband contract
TTCL recapitalised at USD45.5m; telco clears debts
Tanzanian govt close to finalising TTCL acquisition
USD35m UCSAF investment improves connectivity for 3.1m rural residents
UhuruOne taps Alepo to improve pre-paid Wi-Fi solution
Tanzanian telcos to pay 1% universal service fee?
Vodacom to invest USD100m in rural Tanzania, gets ‘4G ready’
Tigo launches LTE: plans to deploy Tanzania’s largest 4G network
Tanzanian operators approved for USD9.1m rural contracts
Vodafone, MTN interconnect mobile money services in East Africa
Tanzanian telcos expected to list on DSE by end-2015
Vodacom Tanzania, Safaricom introduce cross-border M-PESA money transfers
Vodacom, Tigo claim ‘Africa’s first mobile money interoperability deal’
TCRA rebukes mobile trio over abrupt tariff changes
Tigo to invest USD120 million on network expansion in 2015
Vodacom Tanzania to invest USD80 million in 2G, 3G upgrades
TTCL to invest USD1.8 million in connecting rural Tanzania by end-March
TTCL to offer 4G connectivity by July 2015
Vodacom Group sees drop in Q3 revenue on competition, connection rate cut
Tanzanian government achieves full control of TTCL
TTCL, Huawei ink USD182 million network improvement deal
Vodacom, Bharti Airtel, MIC interested in Etisalat’s Zantel stake
TTCL intends to acquire Airtel shares
Tigo Tanzania set to introduce music streaming service in association with Deezer
Vodacom, Jubilee Insurance sign M-Pesa deal
Electronic SIM registration for Vodacom subscribers
M-Pawa to the (one million) M-people
Vodacom pushes M-Pawa banking service
Tigo Tanzania pays profit to its 3.6m Tigo-Pesa users
Government offer for TTCL shares rejected by Airtel
Bharti Airtel to sell mobile towers in Tanzania, Malawi?
Vodacom ploughs new mobile field, farmers reap the benefits
Vodacom’s 1H14 domestic service revenue falls on the back of lower MTRs
Huawei to support reformation of Tanzania Telecommunication Company Ltd
Smart Telecom Company earmarks USD300m for East Africa expansion
Tanzania to receive USD1 billion 3G investment from Viettel
Vodacom introducing voice recognition security
TTCL adds more ‘Sparkle’ to IP-PoP connections
Tanzania grants 3G network licence to Viettel
Rumours denied – Zantel NOT to be sold, Etisalat increases share
Vodacom Tanzania to focus on M-Pesa for business expansion
Etisalat considers sales of Zantel
Zantel launches 3G network in mainland Tanzania
Uniform roaming fees in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda from 1 October
Airtel Tanzania extends coverage to Uvinza district
TTCL’s USD6m upgrade to benefit Tanzanian villages
iSAT Africa, Avanti extend East Africa satellite broadband coverage
Vodacom’s revenue up by 4.3% to ZAR18.3bn in 2Q14
Tigo and Huawei team up to boost smartphone take-up in Tanzania
Sparkle and TTCL set up new PoP in Tanzania
Airtel, Tigo and Zantel establish mobile money interoperability in Tanzania
Zantel defaults of USD96m loan, sources claim
TTCL and NEC double mobile network capacity in key rural and island locations
Vodacom Tanzania introduces unlimited internet service for all users
MIC’s Tanzanian unit sets up ‘Tigo Business’ unit to develop fibre/cable services
Vodacom Group completes purchase of a further 17.2% indirect stake in Vodacom Tanzania
Vodacom Tanzania wins rural telecoms services contract
Smart Telecom enters crowded Tanzanian mobile market
Helios Towers looks at providing in-building solutions in Tanzania
Airtel signs satellite pact with Thuraya
MNP negotiations still ongoing in Tanzania
TTCL wins rural connectivity contract
Tigo launches cross-border money transfer service in Africa
Zanzibar gets new microwave link to mainland
Reasons to be cheerful? Smile Communications tests VoLTE
Vietnam’s Viettel to invest in Tanzania, Myanmar telecoms markets
Tanzanian govt in talks to buy back Airtel’s 35% stake in TTCL
Smile Communications extends TD-LTE network to Arusha
Vodacom forks out USD250m for an additional 17.2% stake in Tanzanian unit
Tigo Tanzania reports 2.6m mobile money users
TTCL poised to be taken back fully under government control
Orange planning juicy Vodacom takeover?
Tanzanian govt reviews ICT policy with one eye on cybercrime
Vodacom Tanzania deploys NSN Single RAN gear to improve voice, data nationwide
Vodacom Tanzania awards Ceragon contract to upgrade backbone network
Bharti bolsters African links with Africa Connect network
TTCL management backs restructuring plan
Tigo Tanzania plans to deploy 209 new cell sites
Liquid Telecom inks partnership deal with TTCL
SimbaNET deploys GPON in Tanzanian capital
Etisalat appoints Deutsche Bank to lead sale of Zantel tower portfolio
Vodacom Tanzania outlines spending plans but warns against taxes
TTCL lowers broadband tariffs
Tanzanian cellcos disconnect 650,000 SIM cards for non-registration; govt suspends SIM tax
Bharti grants greater freedom to African chiefs
Vodacom Tanzania to sell 1,149 communication towers to Helios
Vodacom Group publishes trading statement for Q2 2013
Vodacom Tanzania disconnects 450,000 unregistered SIM cards
MOAT warns: govt’s TZS1,000 monthly tax on SIM cards could affect up to eight million subs
Tanzanians forced to pay more for telecom services
Rural NetCo picks Polystar’s network and quality assurance solution
Vodacom Tanzania aims for 100% SIM registration by end-June
Tanzanian govt pledges to improve rural telecoms access
Vodacom Tanzania invested USD125m in 2012/13; tax bill tops USD22.5m
Smile’s LTE covers most of capital, available to general public
Tigo launches 3.5G network
Microsoft to trial ‘white space’ technology in Tanzania
Vodacom Tanzania reports five million M-PESA subs; transactions top USD823m
Tigo Tanzania extends network with Kahama cell site; more areas to follow
KDN rolls out Tanzanian fibre network link
Etisalat kicks off mobile tower sale in Tanzania
Airtel Tanzania unveils affordable off-net calls offer
Tanzanian telcos ink UCSAF contract to improve rural access
TCRA: change in counting methodology prompts fall in mobile base for end-September
Sale of Etisalat’s African towers still on the cards, report says
Airtel to deploy Wi-Fi throughout Africa
Burning briefs: Vodacom putting cyclists in the hot seat
Tanzanian govt considers plan to take 100% ownership of TTCL
Vodacom M-PESA take-up tops 4.5m subs, transactions hit USD622m
Vodacom’s Tanzanian unit trials LTE in Dar es Salaam
DSE advises govt to list Airtel Tanzania shares, paper says
Airtel Tanzania to cut on-net call costs
Vodacom Tanzania to complete Phase 2 of NICTBB link in April
Vodacom Tanzania spooked by proposed cut in interconnection fees
Tanzanian govt may cut mobile fees by 69% to drive competition
Regulator postpones public debate on interconnection rates
Vodacom to invest USD159m in Tanzania next year
Mobile money transactions top TZS1.7tn, Bank of Tanzania reports
Alca-Lu to boost Bharti’s African networks
Dar es Salaam sets new 2013 date for MNP
Vodacom Tanzania reports 4.4m M-PESA users
Bharti, Ericsson overhaul networks in 16 African countries
Smile Telecoms selects Alca-Lu to roll out 4G networks in Tanzania, Uganda and DRC
Telesis Tanzania partners with Alca-Lu to launch 4G LTE mobile broadband service
Airtel Tanzania promotion promises five-fold airtime bonus
Tanzania to build submarine cable link to Uganda
Airtel Tanzania to up rural coverage
Viettel Global buys 65% stake in Tanzania’s EGOTEL
Vodacom Tanzania halves cost of off-net calls
Tigo Tanzania to spend over USD100m on network expansion
OnMobile rapped for operating without a licence
TTCL picks NEC Corp to provide last mile connectivity, paper says
Vodacom Tanzania bemoans TCRA decision to levy frequency charges in US dollars
Vodacom jumps on rural expansion bandwagon
Tanzanian incumbent to sell NICTBB bandwidth to neighbours
Tanzanian cellcos to battle for new customers through rural expansion
Telecoms regulator reports 26.97m fixed and mobile subs at end-March
Movitel in talks to secure Tanzanian NICTBB bandwidth
Vodacom Tanzania to expand M-PESA services via network upgrade
Vodacom Tanzania to invest TZS120bn in network upgrade
Smile launches 4G network in Dar es Salaam
TCRA says MNP to start ‘soon’
Zantel unveils 3G/3.5G for Zanzibar
6Telecom inaugurates new Metro Network
Government to launch probe into Tigo Tanzania’s ownership, paper says
Government confirms 40% stake in Airtel Tanzania
Tanzanian communications minister updates on NICTBB rollout
Communications minister reaffirms Tanzania ICT hub plan
TCRA reports 25.83m fixed and mobile users at end-2011
East Africa loses broadband as four submarine cables are severed in quick succession
Vodacom adds four million users in 2011; plans USD94m CAPEX
Airtel plots money transfer service in Kenya, Tanzania
Etisalat eyes sale of African towers, report says
TCRA to announce new telecoms rules soon, paper says
Kuwait’s HiTS Telecom targets Tanzania/Liberia expansion
Vodacom boss plans USD100m investment to improve mobile data
Tanzanian govt keen to cling on to Airtel stake
NSN inks five-year deal with Vodacom Tanzania
TCRA rules against retail pricing regulation; end user costs rising as inflation bites
Vodacom to invest TZS150bn on Tanzanian network upgrade
Vodacom selects NSN’s billing system
Tanzanian PTO announcing leasing terms of access to NICTBB
Helios secures tower operating licence in Tanzania
Augere to launch Rwandan WiMAX network in November, acquires spectrum in Tanzania
TTCL’s chief executive says firm needs USD50m to turn business around
TCRA licenses Helios to run mobile towers business in Tanzania
Airtel expands coverage in rural areas
Zantel targeting sharp increase in subscribers
Regulator promises rural ICT push
Vodacom Tanzania launches mobile TV service
TCRA promises better deal for rural areas
Vodacom signs contract with NSN
Zantel asks TCRA to intervene in mobile price war
Zantel set April 2011 date for 3G network rollout
TCRA, BoT sign agreement to regulate mobile money services
Vodacom, NSN close to signing five-year outsourcing contract
TTCL seeks USD215m credit facility ahead of third privatisation attempt
Govt expects to complete NICTBB system this year
Tanzanian regulator drops voice interconnection ceiling rates
Tanzanian government owes TTCL USD500k in unpaid bills
EGOTEL targets January launch
Tigo Tanzania to sell more than 1,000 towers to HTT for USD80m
Airtel announces grand plan for Tanzania
Government calls on telcos to improve rural access
Vodacom Tanzania halves off-net call tariffs
HiTS Tanzania prepares for launch in Dar es Salaam
Zantel offers flat-rate mobile service
First independent tower firm opens for business
Bharti targets USD150m investment in Tanzania
Tanzanian government blocking Bharti’s expansion aspirations
State retains 40% stake in Zain, receives USD11m from new owner
What time is it? It’s Cheka Time!
Government sticks to guns on SIM registration deadline
Country switches on ICT broadband backbone network
Tanzanian telcos remove gloves in price war
Etisalat ups Zantel stake to 65%
EASSy lands at Msasani Peninsula, Tanzania
TCRA licenses a further five cellular firms, paper says
Tanzania to buy out Zain's TTCL stake, paper says
TCRA says teledensity reached 43% at Dec 2009, led by mobile growth
Zanzibar to invest USD75 million in cable project
Wananchi chooses VocalTec for VoIP
NSN to deploy new billing system for Vodacom
Industry reels as parliament passes controversial telecoms bill
Sasatel launches WiMAX network in capital
Tanzania to review contentious share sale clause
Communications growth leads the way in 2009
Zain outsources Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda mobile network operations to NSN
Zain Tanzania posts flat sales but subscriber levels rise
TTCL needs USD150m state bailout to avoid collapse
Tanzanian mobile base topped 14.7m by end-June
TTCL connects to SEACOM
TTCL announces major initiative to improve network, services
Vodacom Tanzania seeks USD150m capital injection
Zain to relinquish state telco shares, minister says
SaskTel pulls out of TTCL deal
Tanzania to receive USD100m injection from World Bank for telecoms
Sasatel enters Tanzanian mobile market
Dar es Salaam looks to reduce ICT costs
Tigo reports strong subscriber uptake in Q1
Government ushers in fresh laws to halt illegal phone usage
Zantel looks to win market share with BabKubwa Mtelezo
Work begins on Tanzania's Seacom connection
Zain launches 7Mbps mobile internet service
Russia’s Bercut to supply i-Cell solution to Vodacom Tanzania
Government to cancel SaskTel’s TTCL contract in 2009?
Tanzania predicting 25% growth in telecoms by mid-2009; awards new licences
TTCL installs end-to-end billing platform from FTS
Vodacom, RIM launch BlackBerry in Tanzania
Local shareholders looking to sell their Vodacom Tanzania stake
Vodacom, GSMA and Qualcomm unveil internet cafe initiative
Six Telecoms picks Telarix to fix interconnect bits
Zain targets 3.8 million users by end-2008
Cellcos come under the tax man’s spotlight
Tanzania prepares for rural communications fund
TTCL workers petition government to cancel Celtel contract
National register plan unveiled to curb mobile theft and related crime
New entrant Dovetel launches in Dar es Salaam
Government to fund USD170m national communication backbone, reports say
Vodacom network spend tops USD2 billion
HiTS becomes seventh telco in Tanzania
Vodacom rolls out 3G to Arusha
Etisalat’s Zantel unit looking to capture 35% market share within three years
TCRA to review competition in domestic telecoms market
Zantel to pip Vodacom to cash transfer service launch
Vodacom Tanzania trumpets customer loyalty programme
NSN to supply Vodacom with village connectivity solution
Tanzania 3Q mobile base tops 7.7 million mark, fixed lines down
Redline selected to supply Hotspot's national WiMAX network in Tanzania
Etisalat increases Zantel stake to 51%
Vodacom unveils Simu ya Watu ‘shoe shine’ initiative
Arusha launches local IXP
Zantel begins major network expansion
TCRA awards licence to WBS (iBurst)
Vodacom Tanzania launches mobile e-mail
Steady customer growth at Vodacom
Celtel extends One Network across Central Africa
Sasktel takes over at TTCL
Celtel launches Web2SMS service
TCRA reports on falling national and international rates
Vodacom HSDPA data card service goes live
TTCL plans Zanzibar network upgrade
Vodacom to roll out 3G from the start of 2007
TCRA issues new ICT licences
Vodacom Tanzania awards backhaul contract to Cambridge Broadband
Siemens to roll out Vodacom Tanzania’s 3G network
Vodacom re-launches People’s Phone
Vodacom improves coverage on Zanzibar
Zantel’s fixed line CDMA service promises lower tariffs for end users
Unions object to foreign management plan for TTCL
Mobile phone users pass the 3.88 million mark
Celtel Tanzania to receive USD90 million loan for network expansion
TCRA issues more licences
Regulator to license new fixed line operator
TCRA chairman says privatisation has increased average phone bills
Celtel Tanzania launches GPRS/EDGE service
Vodacom Tanzania breaks two million-subscriber barrier
Millicom buys out Mobitel Tanzania
Vodacom targets 2006 3G launch in Tanzania
Leadcom lands contracts worth USD13 million in Africa
New licensing regime allows for multiple services over single network
TTCL and Zantel to adopt CDMA technology
Cellcos ask for more time to switch
Mobile ops struggling to meet deadline
Celtel to upgrade networks
Job cuts finally approved at Celtel
Celtel introduces regional tariffs for East Africa
Celtel and TTCL part company
Zanzibar cellco launches mainland service
Major investment planned to improve telecoms network
Celtel readies itself for Tanzania GPRS launch
Celtel expands network
Zantel expands to mainland
Etisalat details overseas expansion plans
TTCL launches pre-paid fixed line service; hopes for 80,000 customers
TTCL to offer fixed line pre-pay service
MIC ups stake in Tanzanian cellco