TIGO, the leading innovative telecommunications company in Tanzania, has launched a brand new 4G service in some parts of the country, providing high speed mobile internet that will enable digital lifestyle tranformation across the country. With the surging use of smartphones among the Tanzania population, 4G technology will enable Tigo customers to enjoy a world class experience of increased speed and quality of Internet access.
The initial launch covers Masaki and Mlimani City areas within Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city with city wide rollout expected to be completed by end of July. The rollout will ensure quality coverage in all the major districts within the city - Kinondoni, Ilala and Temeke - and includes places such as Upanga, Posta, Tegeta, Mbagala, Tabata, Kimara, Mbezi, Ukonga, Salasala, Mikocheni, Msasani and Sinza. Tigo also plans to launch 4G in other major cities such as Arusha, Dodoma, Morogoro, Moshi, Mwanza and Tanga by the end of August.
Tigo recently announced plans to invest US $120 million this year on its network expansion and improvement. The investment includes scaling up its 3G sites and fibre network countrywide to make the internet accessible to more users.
The biggest commercial brand of Millicom, an international company developing the digital lifestyle in 44 countries with commercial operations in Africa and Latin America and corporate offices in Europe and the USA, Tigo has pioneered innovations such as Facebook in Kiswahili, Tigo Pesa App for Android & iOS users, and East Africa’s first cross-border mobile money transfer with currency conversion.