TELECOMS

TCRA TO LICENSE NEW PHONE FIRM IN TANZANIA

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) is  expected to provide a landline telephone services licence to Benson Informatics Limited (BOL). BOL Managing Director Vinay Chondary told the ‘Daily News’ last week that TCRA would license them to provide both landline and cellular phone services. “We will start operating officially within the next three months after securing the licences,” Mr Chondary said.

He said Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Dodoma and Zanzibar would be the first area to be hooked to BOL, while Mwanza, Tabora, Shinyanga, Tanga, Morogoro, Kilimanjaro and Singida are to follow.

On mobile, Mr Chondary said, the services would start next January: “Our services would be provided using the new technology Code Division Multiple Access-CDMA—that also offered Internet Protocol services.” BOL currently providers of Internet wireless services and have about two million customers, projects to connect 50,000 customers in the first six-months.

Tanzania Standard

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