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Mobile phone network gets US$100 million upgrade – Money Matters

August 10, 2012 No Comments »

Mobile phone network operator Tigo is set to invest 100 million US dollars in upgrading its Tanzania network.

Tanzania’s first cellular network started operating in 1994 and is part of the Millicom International Cellular SA group, which has more than 30 million customers in 13 emerging markets in Africa and Latin America.

The investment will be used to install new base stations in various parts of Tanzania increasing network capacity, improving coverage and enhancing users’ experience.

It will also mean access to the internet will be more widely available in the country and Tigo’s customers will experience faster connection speeds.

Tigo general manager Diego Gutierrez said the expansion is expected to be completed by the end of this year and will spread to all 26 regions including Lake Zone region, Northern and Southern regions, Mtwara, Iringa and Coast, giving Tigo the largest coverage footprint in the country.


Mr Gutierrez said: “This investment demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality communications standards.

“As a consumer-centric organisation, we want our customers, wherever they may be, to benefit from the most extensive network coverage and the highest possible quality of service.

“With this investment, more people across the country will have access to traditional mobile services, but also to more innovative services such as Tigo Pesa and Tigo Internet.”

Tigo’s success is founded on its Triple A strategy which stands for Affordability, Accessibility and Availability.

The company aims to create a world where mobile services are affordable, accessible and available everywhere and to all.

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