Tanzania becomes the latest African country to launch 5G

By Abdul Halim, in Dar es Salaam
Posted on Thursday, 15 September 2022 13:32

Vodacom has launched Tanzania's first 5G technology. A child uses a mobile phone in Nairobi, Kenya, May 28, 2022. REUTERS/Monicah Mwang

Tanzania’s leading telecom operator by subscriptions, Vodacom has launched the country’s first 5G technology in what promises to be a transformational development in the country’s digital journey.

“Our promise is to continue using technology to improve the lives of Tanzanians and lead the digital transformation,” said Vodacom’s Acting Managing Director Hilda Bujiku at the launch in Dar es Salaam on 1 September.

The rollout will start with the establishment of over 200 5G sites in several regions, including Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Dodoma, Mwanza, Iringa, Mbeya, Kagera, Njombe, and Zanzibar, by November 2022.