TTCL to deploy 50 additional LTE sites in Dar es Salaam

7 Jul 2016

Tanzania Telecommunication Company Ltd (TTCL) will install 50 additional 4G LTE cell sites in Dar es Salaam to improve data speeds and coverage, reports the Daily News. The deployment will take TTCL’s total number of LTE sites to 75, with the company’s Acting Head of Business, Ms Jane Mwakalebela, cited as saying: ‘We started by launching eleven sites in the city, then we rolled-out 14 other sites but the demand is very big. We are embarking on launching the same service to [an] additional 50 sites in the city.’ Following the expansion, TTCL plans to introduce 4G technology to the regions of Mwanza, Mbeya, Arusha, Dodoma, Mtwara, Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Iringa, Morogoro and Zanzibar, while Mwakalebela also noted that the operator is on its final stages ahead of introducing LTE voice services.

As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, TTCL launched its 4G LTE mobile data network in December 2015 with a five-year rollout plan to cover all regions and main roads in the country.

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