Tanzania’s latest telecoms network operator, Excellentcom, trading as HiTS Tanzania, yesterday revealed some of its launch plans in the country when it launched its new ‘hits’ logo to the public and confirmed its intentions to offer voice, SMS and data services in 2011. The company’s chairman Mr Abdullah Mwinyi said that HiTS Tanzania was now in the final stages of its launch phase and hoped to introduce a commercial service with nationwide coverage by early next year. Meanwhile, Excellentcom chief executive officer David Charles said that the newcomer hoped to secure a portion of a market that is set to grow strongly in the next few years. Charles added that there were ‘a number of network infrastructures in place’ that would encourage synergies and strategic partnerships. ‘Clearly there has never been a better time for HiTS Tanzania to roll out its network than now,’ the CEO said.