Zantel launches 3G network in mainland Tanzania

25 Sep 2014

Zanzibar Telecommunication (Zantel), which is majority owned by UAE-based Etisalat, has launched its 3G network in mainland Tanzania, strengthening its telecoms portfolio in the country. At the launch ceremony in Dar es Salaam, its chief executive Pratap Ghose, said the new high speed network would ‘revolutionise’ the company’s service offering, with its director of enterprise solutions, Mohamed Ahmed Seif, confirming that from launch the 3G network is currently operational in Dar es Salaam and the islands of Zanzibar (since May 2012). Going forward, Zantel intends to extend its 3G coverage into other regions.