Vodacom Tanzania Launches 4G LTE Service in Dar es Salaam

Vodacom Tanzania Launches 4G LTE Service in Dar es Salaam Image Credit: Vodacom

Vodacom Tanzania has launched its 4G LTE network in the city of Dar es Salaam -  the largest city in Tanzania and the largest city in eastern Africa by population.

The operator has selected Nokia to support its 4G LTE deployment and to manage its network. The network is initially expected to deliver downlink speeds of up to 70Mbps. Vodacom targets to increase the downlink speeds to 200Mbps and plans to expand the service throughout the country. 

Tigo telecom, another mobile operator in the country which first launched its 4G LTE service in Dar es Salaam early last year has recently expanded the service to Arusha, Tanga, Dodoma, Morogoro, Moshi and Mwanza.

Ian Ferrao, Managing Director, Vodacom 
We have partnered with Nokia to roll out the fastest 4G network in Tanzania, with all sites connected to our metropolitan fibre network. All major cities in Tanzania can expect to have Vodacom's 4G network rolled out in the future. Once spectrum becomes available, we will accelerate our rollout plans.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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