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New Mobile Network Launched in Tanzania

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Vietnam based Viettel has continued its overseas expansion, by launching a new mobile network in Tanzania.

The company said that it has invested USD736 million building the new network, which will trade as Halotel.

In a statement, the mobile networks said that its investment means it can launch with coverage in all 26 regions of the country, and will offer both GSM and 3G services.

Viettel said it has deployed some 18,000 km of optical cable and more than 3,000 base stations, reaching just over 80 percent of the population.

"Viettel's new investment in Africa follows the rollout of services in Burundi and Cameroon ... earlier this year and in Mozambique ... in 2014." the statement added.

Viettel said it has deployed some 18,000 km of optical cable and more than 3,000 base stations.

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