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


  • Tanzania’s mobile market recorded 24.5% YoY growth in 4Q15 to close the quarter with 39.7 million active subscriptions. Tigo added 476,381 new subscribers in 4Q15 taking up Airtel’s position as the second-largest operator in the country.
  • Competition in the Tanzanian telecoms market has shifted to the data sector following increased demand from consumer and business segments. High demand coupled with increased market volatility is likely to see a sharp reduction in data tariffs by operators in the coming months.
  • Tanzania now has six commercial LTE networks. In May 2016, Vodacom became the latest operator to unveil 4G LTE services, bringing the number of operators launching 4G services to six.

Features and Benefits

  • This update provides an analysis of the Tanzanian mobile & fixed telecoms and TV markets, with subscription numbers, market shares, and financial KPIs.
  • The update also identifies the key operator and regulatory strategies driving the growth of the market.

Key questions answered

  • What will drive growth in Tanzania's telecoms and TV market in the next five years?
  • What are the key regulatory changes and what impact will they have on the growth of the market?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Tanzania Update, May 2016

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