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This is an update of Tanzania’s telecoms market, covering fixed broadband, mobile market trends, and regulation. It includes service provider performance, multiplay services and bundling, and operator initiatives.


  • The Tanzanian telecoms market continued to record growth over the past year, with mobile subscriptions increasing by over 16% year-on-year (YoY). With a mobile penetration rate of around 70%, the market has potential for more growth. However, market volatility, a high inflation rate, and depreciation of the local currency are the key challenges that continue to affect the market growth.
  • The Tanzanian telecoms market has remained very competitive and operators continue to compete on price, which results in a sharp reduction in voice and data tariff charges. Increased price competition may force some operators to exit the market through acquisitions.

Features and Benefits

  • This update analyzes the Tanzanian telecom market covering fixed broadband and mobile market trends, operator initiatives, and regulation.
  • The report also identifies the key operator and regulatory strategies being undertaken to promote growth of the market.

Key questions answered

  • How has the Tanzanian telecom market performed over the past year, in terms of subscriptions and revenue growth?
  • What will drive the growth of the market in the next five years?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Tanzania Update, January 2016

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