Tigo Tanzania leads SMS market share
TELECOMS| July 30, 2012, 5:33 p.m.
By Hudson Kazonta, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tigo Tanzania is leading the national SMS operator’s market share, well ahead of other telecommunication operators in the country.
According to quarterly report of January – March 2012 issued by Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Tigo has 57% of the market share compared to other companies.
The report shows that Vodacom is the second company with 24% of the SMS market share and Airtel has 16%. Zantel is fourth, with 3% of the market share.
TTCL, Benson and Sasatel they have 0.00% in the SMS market share in the country.
The report also shows that Vodacom Tanzania continues to lead the operator’s subscriptions market share, having 12,633,507 subscribers which is equal to 47% ahead other companies.
The statistics shows that the second company is Airtel with 7,105,650 subscribers which is equal to 26% and Tigo with 5,497,833 subsribers which is equal to 20%. Zantel has 1,496,102 subscribers which is equal to 6%,
The state owned company TTCL has 128,919 subscribers, which is equal to 1%, Sasatel has 1,221 subscribers. which is equal to 0.02% and Benson has 4,810 subscribers or 0.005% of the total market share.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
Operators to suffer $14bn in lost revenues this yearA new report has found that voice and messaging traffic lost to OTT (Over The Top) players such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype will cost network operators $14 billion in revenues globally this year. Read More
Wiko eyes 10% market shareNew entrant to Nigeria’s mobile phone industry and French firm, Wiko Mobile, says it is targeting 10 per cent of Nigeria’s market. Read More
TeliaSonera International Carrier strengthens connectivity in Western AfricaTeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) and Angola Cables have announced an IP Transit agreement that will enhance regional connectivity to TSIC’s customer base along the West African coast using Angola Cables’ significant submarine cable assets. Read More
We’ve built West Africa's strongest aerial fibre, says Phase 3 chiefThe Chief Executive Officer of Phase 3 Telecom, Mr. Stanley Jegede, says the firm has invested massively in building a very robust aerial fibre network to improve connectivity across the country and the entire West African sub-region. Read More
Orange launches reward scheme for corporate clientsOrange has introduced a loyalty programme for its corporate clients, dubbed Corporate Ziada. Read More
MTN Ghana launches fixed wireless phones for SMEsMTN Ghana has launched the Eazifon fixed wireless phone as an alternative to the traditional landline fixed phone for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Read More
Cameroon to increase telephone digits in NovemberThe number of telephone digits in Cameroon will be increased from eight to nine come 21 November 2014, the telecoms regulator, l’Agence de Régulation des Télécommunications (ART), announced recently at a press briefing. Read More
“Colossal disparity” between fixed, mobile penetration in AfricaThere is a “colossal disparity” between fixed and mobile communication penetration rates in Africa, according to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Read More
Preparing for the next evolution in the telecoms landscapeChange is coming to the telecoms market, as increased competition, reduced cost of services and changing business models pave the way for new services, new solutions and more pervasive communication to connect more users, more affordably, says Jasco. Read More
MTN notes ruling by International Arbitration PanelMTN Group has noted that a tribunal of independent arbitrators has ruled against Turkish mobile operator Turkcell, in the investor-state arbitration under a bilateral investment treaty case held in terms of the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Read More
FEATURED STORYGrowing African focus on data security
Beachhead Solutions’ new SA and Mauritius country manager explains the challenges and solutions around securing customer data and compliance with new personal information legislation.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAfrica lags on digital migration
Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.
COMPANY NEWSVMware reports third quarter 2014 results
VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced Year-over-Year Revenue Growth of 18% to $1.52 Billion in its financial results for the third quarter ...