Airtel Tanzania upgrades its 4G network, to offer quality services

TANZANIA – Mobile operator Airtel Tanzania has announced the successful upgrade of its 4G telecom network across the East African country.

The investment, which allowed the company to initiate the “Supa 4G” project, now enables it to offer the population much better-quality services on the 700 MHz and 2100 MHz frequency bands and consumers now have access to Internet speeds above 40 Mbps.

Beatrice Singano, Airtel Tanzania’s director of communications, said that with the improved 4G network, the company has once again demonstrated its commitment to providing efficient mobile data and voice services to the people.

She also noted that more than 500 cities in Tanzania are already covered by the enhanced network, representing several million people.

“The upgrade now enables it to offer the population much better-quality services on the 700 MHz and 2100 MHz frequency bands and consumers now have access to Internet speeds above 40 Mbps”

Airtel Tanzania’s strategy is a response of the company to the strong consumer demand for broadband and is also an opportunity for the operator to be well regarded by the Tanzania Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz).

Seven months ago, the various telecom operators were fined by the regulator for the poor quality of service.

By raising the quality of its service in Tanzania, Airtel wants to attract new consumers and strengthen its market share.

With its 27% market share, Airtel is currently the second-largest telecom company in Tanzania, only 4 points behind Vodacom the leader.

Last year, Airtel Africa has announced that it will expand its strategic partnership with Ericsson to allow 4G coverage in Kenya.

The company said that modernisation agreement will simplify and upgrade the existing network while providing future proof of the anticipated and rapid expansion of mobile connectivity in the country.

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