Airtel awarded 1800MHz, 700MHz spectrum in Tanzania

4 Feb 2020

Airtel Tanzania, the country’s second largest mobile operator by subscribers, has been allocated an additional 2×10MHz of spectrum in the 1800MHz band, at an annual cost of USD600,000. The latest award brings Airtel’s total allocation to 2×22.5MHz in the 1800MHz band. In addition, Airtel Tanzania has been authorised by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) to use 10MHz in the 700MHz band for eight months. The licence will be issued following a USD12 million payment to the regulatory authorities in June 2020.