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This is an update of the Tanzanian telecoms market, covering the mobile and fixed sectors, operator initiatives and strategies, and regulatory policies. It includes subscription and revenue forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.


  • Millicom Group has initiated talks to acquire Etisalat’s Zanzibar Telecom, which would strengthen its position in the country’s telecoms market.
  • Tigo became the second operator in Tanzania, after Smile, to launch LTE, providing customers with high-speed Internet services.
  • Tanzaia's smartphone penetration will grow from 11% currently to 17% in 2019, driven by increased affordability of devices. As such, the market is expected to see increased adoption of multiscreen and OTT-based services.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the different strategies of service providers to grow their data and MFS markets.
  • Identifies the key regulatory developments from the telecoms regulator and their impact on the market.

Key questions answered

  • What will drive Tanzania's mobile data and MFS market growth in 2015?
  • What is the impact of the latest development by TCRA on the telecoms market?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Tanzania Update, June 2015


  • Further reading
  • Author

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