Tz telecom takes 4G to Same town
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA - Tigo Tanzania subscribers in Same Township can now enjoy the fastest Internet connection following the expansion of the company’s 4G LTE service to the Northern Tanzania town (over 500km from Dar es Salaam).
The 4G LTE technology is about five times faster than the 3G technology currently available in the market.
The expansion follows the successful launch of the service in 20 other major towns across the country, according to Tigo Tanzania Northern Zone Territory Manager Mr. Henry Kinabo.
Kinabo said by making 4G available in Same, Tigo Tanzania once again demonstrates its commitment to promote digital lifestyle transformation and its leadership in delivering cutting-edge technology and innovation in this market.
The 4G LTE network means faster speeds to surf and down load content from the internet and make Skype calls. It also significantly enhances the customers experience for video streaming or conferencing.
It can also accommodate more applications such as video conferencing, high definition content, video blogs, interactive games and video downloading on social networking sites.
Same Township is an important commercial centre for the Northern Tanzania regions. “We hope that the residents of Same Township, the business community and stakeholders will enjoy Tigo’s 4G LTE experience and make their social endeavors online even more pleasant,” Kinabo said.
He said, the telecom firm would also like to inform their customers that the prices for the 4G LTE internet packages are the same as the 3G packages, and also all customers with 4G LTE line will benefit from the 10GB free when they connect for the first time to the 4G LTE network.
“It means that our valued customers need to have a 4G LTE enable device, either Smartphone or router together with a 4G LTE Sim. They can swap or get their 4G SIM from our shop in Same Township,” added Kinabo.
He said plans are afoot to expand the service to the remaining regions, effectively covering the entire country before the end of November.
Tigo Tanzania is the leading inno- vative telecommunication company in the country, distinguished as a fully-fledged digital lifestyle brand. Offering a diverse product portfolio in voice, SMS, high-speed internet and mobile financial services, Tigo Tanzania has pioneered innovations such as the first Smartphone in Kiswahili, Facebook in Kiswahili, Free Youtube at Night, Tigo Pesa App and East Africa’s first crossborder mobile money transfer with currency conversion.
Tigo Tanzania has captured most of the market growth in 2014 and 2015* becoming the number 2 operator in Tanzania. Tigo has also launched 4G LTE network in Dar es Salaam and 14 cities and will be available in all the major cities of Tanzania by end of October 2016.
In the past three years the company has launched over 500 network sites bring to over 2000 the total of its network sites. It plans to double its investment by 2017 in terms of coverage and additional capacity networks for deeper penetration in rural areas.
With over 11 million registered subscribers, Tigo directly and indirectly employs over 300,000 Tanzanians including an extended network of customer service representatives, mobile money merchants, sales agents and distributors.
Tigo started its operations in Tanzania in 1994. Tigo is the commercial brand of Millicom, an international company developing the digital lifestyle in 14 countries with commercial operations in Africa and Latin America and corporate offices in Europe and the USA.