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 Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Tanzanian TRCA expects in the number of phone users to reach 13 million by H1Œ09, a rise of 25% and major rise in mobile subscriber base. According to the numbers by the government, the Tanzanian telecoms market has grown by 20.1% in 2007, in comparison to 19.2% a year earlier. gHardly four years ago we were less than two million. Towards the middle of 2009, we should easily reach 13 million,h Tanzania Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Director General John Nkoma said. gWe do expect that by the end of this year, we should be hitting maybe 10.5 million or 11 million. Itfs largely driven by mobile.h he added. With the end of 2007 Tanzania stood at 8.48 million subscribers, while by H1Œ08, it had 10.43 million subscribers. TRCA reports a penetration rate of 25% allowing players to enter the nascent telecom market.

Source: Wireless Federation.