Tanzania passes 20 mln mobile money users

Tuesday 12 September 2017 | 12:07 CET | News
Mobile internet users in Tanzania grew to over 18 million at the end of 2016 from 16.3 million a year earlier, according to the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA). Internet users over fixed wireless and fixed wired reached over 1.2 million and 629,474 respectively. This resulted in total internet penetration of 40 percent, up from 34 percent in 2015. The TCRA also reported that the country had nearly 20.3 million mobile money subscribers at the end of June, up from 19.8 million two months earlier.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel Tanzania / Halotel / Smart Tanzania / TCRA / Tigo Tanzania / Vodacom Tanzania / Zantel
Countries: Tanzania, United Republic of
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