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Tanzania is pushing to expand broadband connectivity to all countrymen by investing in high-speed internet service and communication infrastructures, the government said on Monday. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and Information Technology Dr. Jim Yonazi said in Singida shortly after inspecting a 265-km long telecommunication backbone line worth over 80bn/-. The line connects Singida’s...

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The latest strategic sale of telecom towers, initiated six months ago by Airtel Africa, is being finalized. It comes after the sale of the telecom towers in Madagascar, Malawi, Chad and Gabon. Telecommunications service provider Airtel Africa announced on Wednesday January 5 that it had secured nearly $ 159 million from SBA Communications Corp and Paradigm...

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This financial year (2021/2022) the government of Tanzania set aside TZS170-billion for the National Information Communication Technology Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) to boost security systems in various cities. Support would be managed through ICT applications and the system would be operated by state-owned TTCL Corporation. This is according to cybersecurity and digital forensics expert Yusuph Kileo,...

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Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) (Paris:ETL) and Vodacom Tanzania PLC have signed a service agreement for packaged services to bring connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania, leveraging Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT KONNECT high-throughput satellite. Following a successful Proof of Concept trial, Vodacom will commercialize services on the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite under its own brand, building out its...

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Although Vodacom Tanzania has experienced a drop of 5.7% in service revenue, at TZS 966-billion, the telecommunications firm has reported TZS 356.8-billion in M-Pesa revenue and TZS 186.9-billion in mobile data revenue, a rise of 3.3%. This is according to the company’s annual integrated report for the year ending 31 March 2021, presented recently to...