More Africa NewsTanzania: Horus-PTS and Bradda invest $6 million to accelerate the adoption of high-speed Internet

September 29, 2023by myles0

By 2025, the Tanzanian government wants to extend high-speed Internet services to 85% of the population, estimated at around 63.6 million. According to the latest official statistics, Tanzania has 34.04 million internet users.

Horus Power and Telecom Solutions, a telecoms company present in 14 African countries, announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Tanzanian Internet service provider Bradda. The two partners commit to investing more than 6 million USD to accelerate the adoption of high-speed Internet in Tanzania. Some 50,000 people are targeted for the next three years.

“  By combining our expertise in fiber optic infrastructure and the scale of Bradda’s network, we aim to bridge the digital divide and enable individuals, businesses and communities to benefit from reliable connectivity,”  said declared Horus-PTS.

This partnership comes in a context marked by the acceleration of digital transformation and an ever-increasing demand for high-speed connectivity. Furthermore, the Tanzanian government is stepping up initiatives to expand people’s access to telecom services, in particular high-speed Internet connectivity. The executive is targeting a broadband penetration rate of around 85% by 2025.

According to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) report for the second quarter of 2023, Tanzania has 34.04 million Internet users compared to 64 million for mobile telephony and 83,407 for fixed telephony.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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