Tanzania to introduce infrastructure sharing legislation?

3 Jun 2015

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) could introduce rules governing infrastructure sharing, in an effort to improve the quality and reliability of telecoms services, as well as helping to reduce end costs for consumers. Local news site The Citizen writes that the move would also enhance coverage in underserved areas, noting the ‘huge cost’ for operators when establishing new infrastructure, and in turn, the high fees charged for mobile services. The system is expected to come into force from 2016 after a ‘thorough consultation’ between the TCRA and all major providers.