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 Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Tanzanian TRCA expects in the number of phone users to reach 13 million by H109, 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. Itfs largely driven by mobile.h he added. With the end of 2007 Tanzania stood at 8.48 million subscribers, while by H108, it had 10.43 million subscribers. TRCA reports a penetration rate of 25% allowing players to enter the nascent telecom market.

Source: Wireless Federation.