Tigo to invest USD120 million on network expansion in 2015

24 Feb 2015

Millicom Tanzania (Tigo) has disclosed plans to invest USD120 million in expanding network coverage and improving service quality during 2015. According to a company press release, this figure represents a 20% increase on 2014’s network improvement budget and will include the deployment of 787 new base transceiver stations (BTS), augmenting Tigo’s current total of over 2,000. Tigo’s acting executive director Cecile Tiano commented: ‘We want to continue expanding and maintaining the quality of our network coverage … Some of the [new] sites will be 3G and 4G, which means increasing penetration to the rural areas as well increasing access to data for our customers.’

2015 has already seen Tigo launch a music streaming service in partnership with Deezer (Tigo Music), as well as announce plans to spend USD30 million of its annual budget on improving connections in the ‘tourist hubs’ of north Tanzania, such as Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Manyara, Singida and Dodoma.

Tanzania, Millicom Tanzania (Tigo)