TCRA licenses a further five cellular firms, paper says

25 Mar 2010

An unconfirmed report in Tanzania’s The Citizen newspaper claims that the national telecoms regulator has licensed five more companies to offer cellular-based services in the country. According to the paper, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has licensed MyCell, Egotel, Rural Netco, Smile and ExcellentCom, bringing to a round dozen the number of licensed mobile players in Tanzania. ‘They are expected to enter the country’s communication industry when the process to give them network facility licensees is completed,’ TCRA director-general John Nkoma is quoted as telling the ICT Summit in Dar es Salaam.