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Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL), which manages and operates the Tanzanian National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB), is now expanding its fibre optic connectivity to Burundi following the successful connection of some Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member states. The US$5.9-million connection deal to Burundi will be managed through the NICTBB. At the signing of the...

Xinhua news agency reports that Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation (TTCL) yesterday (22 October) signed an agreement with Burundi Backbone Systems (BBS) – a consortium of Burundian telecommunications operators that have joined forces to build a national fibre-optic network in the country – aimed at providing broadband internet connectivity to the east African nation. The USD6 million...

The government of Tanzania has asked mobile operator Halotel (a local subsidiary of the Vietnamese telecom group Viettel) to stop the interconnection operation of its fiber network in Burundi, without its approval. The warning, issued on October 7, 2019, follows the discovery of this irregularity by Atashasta Nditiye (photo), the Deputy Minister of Works, Transport...

At the end of a sensitization workshop on the import, sale and use of electronic communications equipment and terminals, on 3 October 2019 in Bujumbura, the Telecommunications Regulatory and Supervisory Agency ( ARCT) has taken some restrictive measures to strengthen the fight against the entry of these devices into the country. It was agreed, inter...