The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority Status of the Telecom Market for March 2009 reportedly unveiled that the Tanzanian mobile operators have reportedly added 837,883 subscribers in Q1'09, taking the total mobile subscriber base to 13.885 million.
The report shows that Tigo has added 384,925 new subscribers and ended the quarter with 2.95 million subscribers. The operator stood at the third position among the six mobile operators across the nation.
"Vodacom lead the market with 5,670,122 subscribers as it added 261,683 new subscribers during Q1'09. Vodacom is still leading the market, accounting for 40 per cent of total subscriptions though its share dropped by one per cent compared with what it held in the last quarter of 2008" showed the report.
Zain stood second as it added 42,508 new subscribers during the same period, taking its subscriber base to 4,104,879.
Zantel Mobile lost 27,162 subscribers during the period, decreasing the number of users to 1,030,490.
Source: Wireless Federation