Tanzania power utility TANESCO offers broadcasters fibre optic distribution


Tanzanian power utility Tanesco will form a separate subsidiary company to handle its fibre business. According to TANESCO’s David Mshana:”Our business is to generate and provide electricity, but it is very important for us to use this facility (the fibre) for commercial purposes. Even TV and radio stations are welcome to use the facility. Instread of using the usual masts to telecast, broadcast or transmit, it will be prudent and cheaper for them to use the fibre optic cable.”

Tanzania’s national power utility TANESCO has launched its fibre network for use by other carriers in a move that it promises will reduce the price of distributing broadcast signals in the country. It told the local press that it had advertised for a qualified and experienced company to run the service which will be launched on 5 June.