Tanzania: Tigo Enter Deal to Expand 4g Mobile Network Rollout


Tigo has entered into partnership with UhuruOne, a local wireless internet service provider to expand 4G mobile network rollout in the country. The uniqueness of this partnership is that it creates one of Africa's first ever Data Virtual Network Operators (DVNO), allowing UhuruOne to expand its wireless broadband data service nationwide.

DVNO means that UhuruOne will share both capacity and network resources with Tigo's 4G LTE data network enabling its customers to use their data enabled devices to access super-fast 4G speed.

Commenting on the partnership Tigo General Manager said: "This is the first of its kind in Africa, and Tigo is pleased to work with a pioneering operator UhuruOne. The 4G technology launch is part of Tigo and UhuruOne's commitment to continue improving the quality and coverage of its network and bring world class products and services to Tanzanians."

The Executive Chairman of UhuruOne, Rajabu Katunda said that he sees in a couple of months a villager surfing the net using UhuruOne 4G, hospitals entering the world of e-health using UhuruOne4G, a fisherman on a boat in the lake surfing the net using UhuruOne 4G, students accessing digital libraries.

"The future I see for Tanzania is a future where connectivity is available and affordable for all and I see UhuruOne bridging this gap.

We have seen Africa leap frog technologically, and UhuruOne has been innovating in the internet space since 2009, as a founding member of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance we are all for sharing, and this spectrum sharing between ourselves and Tigo is a match made in heaven," he said.

In another development, Tigo subscribers in Dar es Salaam can now enjoy the fastest internet connection following expansion of the company's 4G LTE service to the entire city.
Source: Tanzania Daily News 8 October 2015