Tigo launches 3.5G, voice SMS

Tigo has launched Tigo Internet, based on the latest 3.5G technology, and a new voice SMS service in Tanzania.

Speaking at the launch of Tigo Internet, Titus Kafuma, Tigo Internet Commercial Manager said: “We at Tigo are committed to offering our customers the full range of wireless communication, and Tigo Internet is a stride in bringing the world closer to our customers. We are rapidly changing the way our customers experience their wireless communications as we continue to shape the future of mobile and broadband connectivity in the in the telecommunications industry.”

Tigo’s Voice SMS, described as a first of its kind in the country, allows users to send voice messages, eliminating the need for typing.

The service uses pioneering Voice SMS technology from Kirusa, a global vendor of mobile social media and value added services.

Marcelo Aleman, Managing Director at Tigo Tanzania, said: "As we expand the roll out of Kirusa Voice SMS service in coming days at very affordable tariffs, we are certain to generate an enthusiastic response. The robust platform from Kirusa has been crucial to the launch of Voice SMS at Tigo."

Tigo says it is rapidly consolidating its leading position as a multi-service provider, leading by innovation and implementing the latest technologies, a process that started last year with the launch of a robust mobile money service “Tigo Pesa”, also with the expansion of network capacity, and now the launch of the first 3.5G network in Tanzania that will provide affordable and reliable internet access.

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