The United Republic of Tanzania


There are enormous opportunities in the services sector particularly ICT which is among the fastest-growing sub-sectors in Tanzania. There has been a rapid growth and transformation of the communications market in Tanzania in the last 10 years. The ICT market has grown in terms of subscribers, variety of services and the expansion of the coverage area.

  • Provision of mobile services especially in rural area as penetration is higher in urban areas.
  • Provision and operation of value added network/data services (internet, voice mail, electronic mail services).
  • Repair and maintenance of telecommunications facilities
  • Huge potential in financial services which include establishment of Financial Institutions, Microfinance banks; Investment Banks; Agricultural banks and Commercial banks.

  • There were approximately 39,808,4196 mobile subscribers in the market in December 2015 , compared to 2,963,737 in 2005.
  • Penetration stood at 67% in December 2014 from 10% in 2005.
  • Internet service subscribers have increased to about 16,280,943 by December 2015 from 3,563,732 in 2005.

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