Mobile ops struggling to meet deadline

14 Dec 2005

Two of Tanzania’s four mobile operators are facing closure if they do not meet the government’s end-year deadline to switch to a new mobile numbering system. Market leader Vodacom and third-placed operator Mobitel are calling for extra time to introduce the new system, which will shorten mobile access codes from four to three figures. Tanzania’s other two mobile operators, Celtel and Zantel, have already implemented the necessary changes.