Tigo leads the deployment of 4G LTE technology in Tanzania

By Tigo

Tanzania's digital lifestyle telecom operator, Tigo (www.Tigo.co.tz), is now the leading mobile telephone company with the fastest and widest 4G LTE network in the Tanzania.

Tigo 4G has impacted positively on Tigo customers lifestyle enabling them to enjoy a faster internet connection. The Tigo 4G technology is five times faster than 3G technology.

From inception in April 2015 in Dar Es Salaam, Tigo 4G LTE has expanded to Arusha, Tanga, Dodoma, Morogoro, Moshi, Mwanza, Tabora, Musoma, Bukoba, Kigoma and Shinyanga and plans are underway to cover all major cities before the end of this year.

The Tigo 4G LTE network provides faster internet speed to surf and download content and in making uninterrupted Skype calls. The 4G LTE significantly enhances the customer experience in in high definition video streaming. With the current partnership with YouTube, Tigo customers can also enjoy free video streaming at night.

Tigo General Manager, Diego Gutierrez says “the expansion of 4G technology to all corners of the country is in line with our commitment to provide our customers with world class services that enable them to enjoy a fully digital lifestyle”.

“The countrywide expansion of 4G once again demonstrates not only Tigo's leadership in delivering cutting edge technology and innovation in Tanzania but also emphasizes our commitment to increase access to the Internet to as many Tanzanians as possible,” says Gutierrez.

Diego Gutierrez assures customers that Tigo is currently embarking on a network modernization program which includes increasing capacity to all the 12 4G LTE covered cities as well as increasing considerably the 3G coverage countrywide and optimizing the 2G network.

Tigo customers have welcomed the Tigo 4G LTE technology which promises a stable mobile internet connection that eliminates the past frustrations of internet buffering, thus ensuring seamless and reliable data access.

“The Tigo 4G has come at the right time because I can now video-stream without the videos getting stuck; the network access has no breaks and the skype calls are much better and clearer”, says Isack Ernest, a Social Communications Consultant based in Dar es Salaam.

His comments are echoed by Hellen Elibariki, a Tour Guide based in Arusha. She says: “working in the tourism industry means I have local and international contacts that need fast and efficient communication. The Tigo 4G has really simplified my communication with my business contacts because now am able to transfer large data faster, conduct clearer, quality and seamless Skype calls and give my prospective clients, especially tourists, large amounts of up-to-the-minute information about our services, thus boosting our business”.

According to Diego Gutierrez, Tigo will this year be investing over US$ 75 million on the network expansion and quality improvement by scaling up its 4G and 3G sites, fiber network as well as increasing the number of customer service outlets countrywide.

For further information visit:Tigo.co.tzor contact: John Wanyancha — Corporate Communications Manager Mobile: 0658 123 [email protected]

About Tigo: Tigo Tanzania (Tigo.co.tz) is the leading innovative telecommunication company in the country, distinguished as a fully-fledged digital lifestyle brand. Offering a diverse product portfolio in voice, SMS, high-speed internet and mobile financial services, Tigo has pioneered innovations such as Facebook in Kiswahili, TigoPesa App for Android & iOS users, Tigo Music (Deezer) and East Africa's first cross-border mobile money transfer with currency conversion. The Tigo 3G network guarantees the best services to its subscriber's in all regions across the country, and we have recently launched the 4G network available in specific regions and soon to be available all over the country. In the past three years, the company has launched over 500 new network sites, which translates to over 2,000 network sites and plans to double its investment by 2017 in terms of coverage and additional capacity networks for deeper penetration in rural areas. With over 10 million registered subscribers to their network, Tigo directly and indirectly employs over 300,000 Tanzanians including an extended network of customer service representatives, mobile money merchants, sales agents and distributors. Tigo is the biggest commercial brand of Millicom, an international company developing the digital lifestyle in 11 countries with commercial operations in Africa and Latin America and corporate offices in Europe and the USA. With the certain knowledge that only constant innovation will keep them on top, Millicom keeps creating greater shareholder value; applying their concept of “demand more” is how they do business and retain their position as digital lifestyle leaders in some of the most unique and challenging markets.