Tanzanian phone users up to 28m
By Hudson Kazonta, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The number of Tanzanian phone subscribers has reached more than 28,000,000, with the majority using mobile phones.
According to Quarterly statistics report released by Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA), shows that the country has 28,024,611 phone subscribers in all mobile and wired networks.
The April – June Report shows that Vodacom is at the top with 12,317,029 mobile subscribers than other telecommunications companies.
The second company according to the report is Airtel Tanzania with 7,504,511 subscribers which has gape of 4,812,518 compared to Vodacom.
Tigo is the third company with 5,613,330 subscribers, Zantel 2,356,457 subscribers and the Government owned company Tanzania telecommunication company Ltd (TTCL) has only 227,424, Benson has 1,050 and Sasatel 4,810 subscribers.
This is the increase of 704,946 subscribers in a period of one Month, whereby in May 2012 the number of phones subscribers was 27,319,665. Since the report was for April to June 2012, the number of subscribers may have changed currently.