A converged licensing regime has brought a large number of new players into Tanzania’s telecoms market over the past five years. There are now eight operational mobile networks, with at least four other companies preparing to enter the market. The four incumbent operators – Vodacom, Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain), Tigo and Zantel – still dominate the market, but some of the newcomers are showing strong growth rates, while others are losing customers. Unsustainable in the longer term, the year 2010 was characterised by an intensifying price war.
Despite its highly competitive market, Tanzania’s mobile penetration is not above the African average, so there is ample room for further growth. However, significant investment will be required to reach the remaining potential customers, so that consolidation among the large number of operators is likely. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) may involve the existing major players, or some of those regional operators who do not yet have a presence in this attractive growth market.
This report contains profiles of the major incumbent players and the newcomers, including information about their chosen technology platforms and network rollouts, as well as key market statistics and estimates for 2011 and 2012.
Table of Contents
Companies (Major Players)
Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media
Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)
Regulations & Government Policies
Strategies & Analyses (Industry & Markets)
Number of pages 6
Last updated 27 Mar 2011
Analyst: Peter Lange
Well “Thank you” so much for your informative & prompt reply – it is refreshing to actually get an answer as so many companies ignore their support or enquiry requests – sad really. I really do appreciate your information.
Brian Pollett, Genuine Wealth Creation Consulting Pty Ltd
Global Telecoms - Key Trends for 2019 - IoT, Data Management, 5G and AI
US$1,000.00 until 26 Jun 2019
(normal price US$2,000.00)
Global Smart Cities - Planning for a Sustainable Future - Analysis and Trends
US$795.00 until 26 Jun 2019
(normal price US$1,590.00)
A selection of downloadable samples from our Annual Publications catalogue.