Tanzania’s telecom sector is thriving with 98% penetration

Tanzania’s media sector is experiencing significant growth with 100% penetration. The Tanzanian Communications Authority reports an overall penetration rate of 98%, led by Dar es Salaam with 18% active subscriptions. Telecom penetration has almost reached its maximum potential, with numbers hovering around 98% in 2022 and the first quarter of 2023.

The media sector in Tanzania is booming with a 100% penetration rate. According to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), the overall penetration rate is now 98%, close to reaching saturation point.

The report also said Dar es Salaam leads the other regions with 18% of total active registrations, followed by Mwanza and Arusha with 6.4% and 6.0% respectively.

TCRA Director General, Dr Jabiri Bakari, commented on the report, saying this development is testament to the telecommunications industry’s positive progress in expanding access to communication services across the country.

The regulator is optimistic that this trend will continue as more people adopt mobile phones for communication and other services.

Despite this growth, telecom penetration has almost reached its maximum potential, with numbers hovering around 98% in 2022 and the first quarter of 2023.

The annual statistics show that the telecom penetration rate is increasing gradually, with the rate of 88% in 2019, 89% in 2020 and 91% in 2021.

Tanzania’s growth in the telecommunications sector is not unique to the country, as the trend of telecom subscriptions in East Africa and Africa has been marked by steady growth over the past five years.

More and more people have access to mobile phones and other telecommunications equipment, leading to an increase in the number of subscribers.

In East Africa, Tanzania is one of the countries with the highest number of mobile phone subscribers, along with Kenya and Uganda.

These countries have invested significantly in their telecommunications infrastructure in recent years, which has improved connectivity and increased access to mobile phones and other communication devices. for their citizens.

It should be noted that Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa lead in terms of  telecommunications subscriptions in Africa, accounting for more than half of all mobile phone subscriptions on the continent.

The positive growth of the media sector in Tanzania is testament to the country’s efforts to expand access to communication services, making it possible for more people to communicate and access other services through via their mobile phone.

Steady growth is also a positive sign for the country’s economy, as the media sector is a key driver of economic growth in Tanzania and the rest of Africa.

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