TANZANIA’S REGULATOR TCC SAYS FOUR CELLULAR OPERATORS ARE ENOUGH

Telecoms

As more people in Tanzania go for mobile telephony,the Tanzania Communications Commission (TCC) -www.tcc.go.tz - has no plans to license another operator to join the four currently serving the market.

Until recently, the country boasted of five operators compared to Kenya’s two and three in Uganda. However, volatile business conditions forced Tritel to close shop having entered the market in 1995 as the second operator two years after the pioneer of the sector, MIC Tanzania Ltd. which trades as Mobitel.

"TCC has no plans to license another mobile operator after the exit of TRTEL," noted P. S. Gundula on behalf of the Commission’s director general late last month. Gundula said that was the official position of TCC on the matter.

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