Tigo Tanzania earmarks $ 75 million for 3G, 4G network expansion in 2016

Tigo Tanzania is now the leading mobile telephone company with the fastest and widest 4G LTE network in the Tanzania.

Tigo 4G has impacted positively on Tigo customers lifestyle enabling them to enjoy a faster internet connection. The Tigo 4G technology is five times faster than 3G technology.

From inception in April 2015 in Dar Es Salaam, Tigo 4G LTE has expanded to Arusha, Tanga, Dodoma, Morogoro, Moshi, Mwanza, Tabora, Musoma, Bukoba, Kigoma and Shinyanga and plans are underway to cover all major cities before the end of this year.

The Tigo 4G LTE network provides faster internet speed to surf and download content and in making uninterrupted Skype calls. The 4G LTE significantly enhances the customer experience in in high definition video streaming. With the current partnership with YouTube, Tigo customers can also enjoy free video streaming at night.

Tigo General Manager, Diego Gutierrez says “the expansion of 4G technology to all corners of the country is in line with our commitment to provide our customers with world class services that enable them to enjoy a fully digital lifestyle”.

“The countrywide expansion of 4G once again demonstrates not only Tigo’s leadership in delivering cutting edge technology and innovation in Tanzania but also emphasizes our commitment to increase access to the Internet to as many Tanzanians as possible,” says Gutierrez.

Diego Gutierrez assures customers that Tigo is currently embarking on a network modernization program which includes increasing capacity to all the 12 4G LTE covered cities as well as increasing considerably the 3G coverage countrywide and optimizing the 2G network.

Tigo customers have welcomed the Tigo 4G LTE technology which promises a stable mobile internet connection that eliminates the past frustrations of internet buffering, thus ensuring seamless and reliable data access.

“The Tigo 4G has come at the right time because I can now video-stream without the videos getting stuck; the network access has no breaks and the skype calls are much better and clearer”, says Isack Ernest, a Social Communications Consultant based in Dar es Salaam.

His comments are echoed by Hellen Elibariki, a Tour Guide based in Arusha. She says: “working in the tourism industry means I have local and international contacts that need fast and efficient communication. The Tigo 4G has really simplified my communication with my business contacts because now am able to transfer large data faster, conduct clearer, quality and seamless Skype calls and give my prospective clients, especially tourists, large amounts of up-to-the-minute information about our services, thus boosting our business”.

According to Diego Gutierrez, Tigo will this year be investing over US$ 75 million on the network expansion and quality improvement by scaling up its 4G and 3G sites, fiber network as well as increasing the number of customer service outlets countrywide.


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