Telecoms news from Tanzania
Vodacom Tanzania and energy firm Fenix International have entered into an exclusive agreement to launch ReadySet mobile chargers in Tanzania from next month. ...more.
Tanzania's telecoms regulator, the TCRA has proposed a sharp reduction in the mobile termination rates from an average of TZS112 per minute to TZS 35 per minute. ...more.
Tanzania's government has announced plans to reduce the sales tax (VAT) on mobile phones in a move aimed at improving the country's communications sector and the economy. ...more.
The mobile network operator, Millicom is to deploy mobile money services for women entrepreneurs throughout Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana. ...more.
Tanzania's Six Telecoms is diversifying from telecommunications into electricity generation after it joined with Aldwych International to invest in a 100 megawatt wind power farm. ...more.
East Africa based Smile Telecom Holdings has signed a contract with Alcatel-Lucent to expand its LTE networks in Tanzania, and Uganda. The network operates in the 800Mhz frequency band. ...more.
Alcatel-Lucent says that it has won a contract to deploy an LTE network in Tanzania for the Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA), Telesis. ...more.
Tanzanian mobile network, Tigo has outlined plans to spend US$100 million on network upgrades by the end of this year. ...more.
Vodacom's Tanzanian subsidiary has criticized the regulator for insisting on charging for radio spectrum access in US Dollars instead of the local currency. ...more.
Tanzania's government has instructed the banking and telecoms regulators to speed up the development of regulations covering mobile banking services. ...more.
Independent tests in Dar Es Salaam's mobile networks have shown significant differences in QoS between Tanzanian mobile operators. ...more.
Vodacom Tanzania plans to invest US$100 million in 2012-13 boosting its network coverage and adding more mobile services, the company Managing Director, Rene Meza has announced. ...more.
The Tanzanian government has said that it has no plans to sell its 40% stake in the local Airtel subsidiary - mainly due to the success of the mobile money service offered by the network. ...more.
Vodacom Tanzania is modernizing its GSM and 3G networks nationwide to improve performance and capacity. ...more.
UAE based Etisalat Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Alhosani as Acting CEO of its Afghanistan subsidiary, and Mr. Ahmed Khalfan Al Mutawa as Chief Financial Officer for Etisalat Zantel in Tanzania. ...more.
Helios Towers announced today that Mr Norman Moyo, formerly Acting CEO of Zantel, has taken on the role of CEO at its Tanzanian subsidiary. ...more.
A quantity of counterfeit Samsung products were seized earlier this month in an inspection conducted by Tanzania's Fair Competition Commission (FCC) in collaboration with local Samsung representatives. ...more.
South Africa based Vodacom has announced the appointment of Rene Meza as Managing Director for its Tanzanian subsidiary ...more.
Helios Towers Africa has been granted the first licence by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority to independently operate a network of telecom towers in the country. ...more.
Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it has won a 5-year managed services contract from Vodacom Tanzania. ...more.