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VODACOM Tanzania has said technology and connectivity have the potential to create a more equitable and inclusive digital society. The Director of Corporate Affairs at Vodacom Tanzania Ms Rosalynn Mworia said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the telecom company prioritises rural communities’ coverage through its rural coverage acceleration programme. “In partnership with Universal Communication...

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The Tanzanian government plans to use electricity infrastructure to deploy additional internet broadband connectivity and services across the country. The project will be executed by the state-owned telecommunications firm Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation Limited (TTCL). The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has partnered with the country’s power utility company, the Tanzania Electricity Supply Company Limited...

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THE government is taking measures, including establishment of a permanent national committee to address challenges of cyber bullying, controlling fraud and cyber theft through mobile phones in the country. This was stated by the Deputy Minister for Communications and Information Technology Engineer Andrew Kundo before the National Assembly here yesterday while answering a question from...

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Last May, Tanzania obtained a loan from the World Bank to develop its telecoms infrastructure. The government wants to invest in improving the broadband connection for more than 75% of the population. The Tanzanian Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies has entrusted the Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation Limited (TTCL) with the extension of the national fiber optic...

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TANZANIA is reaping dividends from a huge investment made in the construction of the National ICT Broadband Infrastructure Fibre Optic Backbone (NICTBB), with mobile phone users accessing internet at lowest costs. The country is among five African countries with lowest internet data cost, says the government, making it affordable to the majority of Tanzanians, while...

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Vodacom Tanzania has announced the appointment of Sitholizwe Mdlalose as Managing Director. A public notice posted on the company’s LinkedIn page and also released on its corporate website, stated that Chairman of the Board of Directors, Judge (Rtd) Thomas B. Mihayo confirmed the appointment. According to the statement, Mdlalose joins the company from Vodacom South Africa where...

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Although under review by the Tanzanian authorities since last July, the mobile money tax continues to anger Tanzanian consumers. The government of the Republic of Tanzania has set itself the goal of collecting 5 trillion Tanzanian shillings ($ 2.1 billion) from the Mobile Money tax over the next five years. The money will be used to...

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THE Vodacom Tanzania Managing Director (MD), Hisham Hendi, has resigned with effect from 1 November 2021, having spent five years with the company, including two and half years in the position. According to a statement released by the company yesterday, Mr Hendi will remain within the Vodafone Group of companies, taking a new assignment as...