Standards lab for Tanzania
By Hudson Kazonta, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Plans are underway to build a laboratory to assess the quality of communications equipment in Tanzania.
According to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), the laboratory will ensure the telecommunications equipment entering the market meet the standards determined by the government.
The move follows years of complaints that telecommunications equipment such as cellphones entering the country is of a poor quality.
When completed, the laboratory will help to test mobile phones and other telecommunications equipment to assess whether it is of a suitable standard.
The laboratory will be introduced in the country by TCRA, in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).