Vodacom Tanzania to invest USD80 million in 2G, 3G upgrades

18 Feb 2015

Vodacom Tanzania is set to invest TZS150 billion (USD79.7 million) in upgrading its 2G and 3G networks, expanding rural coverage and partnering with the government to develop agricultural activity. Local site Daily News cites Vodacom managing director Rene Meza as saying that Vodacom’s M-Pesa mobile money service will also receive renewed investment, noting that the platform currently has more than six million users.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Vodacom is Tanzania’s largest mobile operator in terms of subscribers, with a 38% market share at end-September 2014. It operates 2G GSM and 3G W-CDMA networks with the cellco’s 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial network currently awaiting a commercial launch.

Tanzania, Vodacom Tanzania