TANZANIA'S TTCL AND ZANTEL TO ADOPT NEW CDMA

Telecoms

Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd (TTCL) and Zanzibar Telecommunications Ltd (Zantel) will soon start using CDMA. According to TTCL's Communications Manager Issa Semtawa, it will start using CDMA from April, a move he says will help expand his firm's customer base. He said last week that the new technology would give Dar es Salaam's suburbs a better quality service. Chinese firm is the main contractor for the project. Pilot projects in the use of CDMA have been successful in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza and Zanzibar.

Zantel marketing manager George Chimalilo said CDMA would be used in the fixed line, data and Internet services. Cellular network providers in Tanzania have limits in some areas and need booster stations.

The East African