Tigo extends 4G network to Arusha

27 Nov 2015

Millicom Tanzania (Tigo) has expanded its 4G LTE services to Arusha city. The operator’s 4G network – which launched in April this year – utilises frequencies in the 800MHz band, with local site Daily News citing Tigo’s head of data and internet services department, Mr David Zacharia, as saying: ‘The band is not very constrained and can support large data traffic which means Tigo 4G can still offer five-times better speed compared to the third generation 3G services even as the country still operates on the Internet Protocol version 4.’ Moving forward, Tigo is looking to expand LTE coverage to the regions of Mwanza, Stone Town and Moshi.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Tigo announced its launch of 4G LTE technology on 24 April 2015; the Tanzanian operator claimed users will be able to access speeds five times faster than those available over existing 3G networks, in a move which Tigo noted will create ‘the biggest and fastest internet network in the country.’ At launch the network covered the suburbs within Dar es Salaam, before later extending to Morogoro and Dodoma.

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