Tanzania's regulator issues two new spectrum licences

29 June 2018

Telecoms

Vodacom Tanzania and Azam Telecom have each secured a spectrum licence for the 700MHz band auctioned by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) in early June 2018.

Market leader Vodacom Tanzania submitted a bid of US$10.005 million for the licence, while Azam Telecom Limited's bid was US$10m.

Conditions attached to the spectrum included the assurance by bidders to provide mobile broadband coverage for 60% of Tanzania's population by 2021 and 90% coverage by 2024.

These requirements are said to be in line with Tanzania's National Information Communications and Technology Policy's 2016 objectives to promote efficient use of spectrum to provide maximum socio-economic benefits. Read the full article on ITWeb Africa here.