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Airtel Tanzania to disburse TZS 2.6 bln interest to customers

Published 19 Mar 2020 10:23 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Airtel Tanzania is set to disburse TZS 2.6 billion as interest to its mobile money customers for using Airtel Money services, The Citizen reported. The disbursement for ...

Tanzanian regulator retrieves 3 mln SIM cards after switch-off

Published 18 Mar 2020 11:02 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) says 3 million out of the 9 million SIM cards switched off for failure to finalise biometric registration have been ...

East Africa smartphone market grows 14% in 2019

Published 17 Mar 2020 08:38 CET | Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

Kenya's smartphone market saw shipments increase 20.3 percent year on year in Q4 2019, according to the latest report from IDC. Elsewhere in East Africa, Tanzania and Uganda ...

Vodacom Tanzania to compensate customers affected by internet hitch

Published 27 Feb 2020 13:44 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Vodacom Tanzania said will compensate data customers who were affected by the internet service outage that took place in the evening of 23 February. The outage was caused by ...

MTN Uganda signs money transfer deal with Vodacom Tanzania

Published 26 Feb 2020 14:29 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

MTN Uganda has added Vodacom Tanzania to the list of telecom partners with whom customers can do mobile money transactions. This follows the success of the service with other ...

Tigo Tanzania restores Tigo Pesa services

Published 18 Feb 2020 10:28 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Tigo Tanzania says services for its mobile money platform Tigo Pesa have been restored after problems since 15 February, causing frustration among its 7.8 million ...

Vodacom Tanzania forecasts profit slump on Sim registration woes

Published 13 Feb 2020 10:57 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Vodacom Tanzania has warned of dwindling profit after one third of its customers failed to register their SIM cards using the biometric system, reports the Daily News. ...

Airtel Tanzania acquires more spectrum in 1,800, 700 MHz bands

Published 04 Feb 2020 08:21 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Airtel Tanzania has been granted additional spectrum to expand its 4G network. Airtel said in its financial results for the nine months to December 2019 that the Tanzanian ...

Airtel Tanzania offers bonus credit with Luku electricity token top-ups

Published 30 Jan 2020 10:18 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Airtel Tanzania has launched the "Nunua luku uongee bure" offer for customers re-charging their Luku electricity tokens using Airtel money. Airtel Money Director, Isack ...

Tanzanian regulator to switch off over 15 mln SIM cards

Published 30 Jan 2020 09:36 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) says it will disconnect a total of 15.3 million SIM cards whose owners are yet to register them via the biometric ...

Tigo Tanzania launches Ujanja Ni service standardising cross-network call costs

Published 28 Jan 2020 10:10 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Tigo Tanzania has introduced its 'Ujanja Ni' products, offering voice packages with the freedom to call any network at the same tariff. The new portfolio offers weekly and ...

Vodacom Tanzania says 157,000 customer SIMs blocked after biometric registration deadline

Published 22 Jan 2020 10:27 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Vodacom Tanzania has announced that 157,000 of its customers have been barred from accessing services after failing to register their SIM cards biometrically. This follows ...

Tanzania says over 20 mln mobile users fail to register biometric details by deadline

Published 22 Jan 2020 09:52 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) says some 20.4 million mobile telephony subscribers failed to register their subscriber identification modules (SIM) ...

Tanzanian scores highest for harsh SIM card policies

Published 20 Jan 2020 12:56 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

Tanzania and Uganda have some of the harshest SIM card monitoring policies in the world, joining Saudi Arabia and North Korea, reports the EastAfrican citing a report by ...

TCRA says deactivated SIM cards can still be recovered

Published 20 Jan 2020 12:53 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) says mobile phone subscribers can still recover their SIM card numbers after biometric registration ended on 20 ...

Tanzanian govt to block unregistered SIMs on 20 January

Published 17 Jan 2020 10:32 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Tanzania's government plans to block all mobile phone SIM cards that are not registered biometrically by 20 January, VOA reports. Fredrick Ntobi of Tanzania's Communication ...

Vodacom Tanzania seeks independent director

Published 15 Jan 2020 11:13 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Vodacom Tanzania is looking for someone to join the board as an independent non-executive director. The person should have a bachelor's degree in any finance, marketing, ...

Tanzanian mobile money transactions drop in Q3 but number of accounts rises

Published 08 Jan 2020 09:17 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

The number of mobile money transactions in Tanzania dropped by 3.1 percent to 252.4 million in the quarter to 30 September 2019 from 260.4 million in Q2 despite an increase ...

Tanzanian mobile phone subscriptions reach 44.79 mln in Q3

Published 08 Jan 2020 09:09 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

The number of mobile phone subscriptions rose to 44.79 million by 30 September 2019 from 44.43 million in August 2019, according to statistics from the Tanzania ...

Vodacom Tanzania to pay interest to M-Pesa users for 6 months to September

Published 06 Jan 2020 10:06 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Vodacom Tanzania has announced an interest payment to its mobile money users. Over 8.3 million Vodacom M-Pesa customers will receive their share of the TZS 9 billion ...

Tanzanian regulator imposes TZS 5.9 bln fines for poor telecoms services

Published 03 Jan 2020 10:59 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

The Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has imposed fines totaling TZS 5.9 billion on telecoms providers for failing to adhere to rules on quality of services, ...

Azercosmos to provide DTT services in Tanzania

Published 02 Jan 2020 14:18 CET | Azerbaijan, Tanzania, United Republic of

Azerbaijan state-owned satellite operator Azercosmos has signed an agreement with satellite operator Azam TV, reports Trend. The parties will cooperate on the provision of ...

Vodacom Tanzania deploys agents to register more Sim cards

Published 24 Dec 2019 11:28 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Vodacom Tanzania said it's extending working hours throughout its over 400 Vodacom shops and service desks across the country to meet the demand from customers rushing to ...

Vodacom Tanzania to lose 2 independent directors

Published 24 Dec 2019 09:33 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Two members of Vodacom Tanzania's board of directors have resigned. These are Andries Delport and Till Streichert. The non-executive directors will resign next year, reports ...

Vodacom Tanzania offers Smart Kitochi phone

Published 19 Dec 2019 09:57 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

Vodacom Tanzania is offering customers the Smart Kitochi phone for TZS 45,000 in a festive promotion. It has a 1400 mAh battery for up to six hours of talk time and a hybrid ...

 

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