Vodacom, GSMA and Qualcomm unveil internet cafe initiative

15 Oct 2008

Tanzanian mobile operator Vodacom Tanzania has joined with the GSMA Development Fund and Qualcomm to begin work on installing affordable broadband internet cafes across the country to improve rural telecoms access. The Daily News reports that the cellco has already hooked up a number of internet cafés in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Arusha with HSPA technology as part of its Wireless Reach project and will now join forces to bring broadband capability to rural areas of the country. Vodacom hopes the joint venture will provide affordable and reliable internet connectivity for students, the business community and Tanzanians in general. The new internet cafes will be run by local entrepreneurs using Vodacom’s HSPA network, which can provide download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps.

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