The Tanzanian TRCA expects in the number of phone users to reach 13 million by H1ĀĆ09, 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. ĀgHardly four years ago we were less than two million. Towards the middle of 2009, we should easily reach 13 million,Āh Tanzania Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Director General John Nkoma said. ĀgWe do expect that by the end of this year, we should be hitting maybe 10.5 million or 11 million. ItĀfs largely driven by mobile.Āh he added. With the end of 2007 Tanzania stood at 8.48 million subscribers, while by H1ĀĆ08, it had 10.43 million subscribers. TRCA reports a penetration rate of 25% allowing players to enter the nascent telecom market.
Source: Wireless Federation.