Tigo, Tanzania’s digital lifestyle telecom operator, has announced it is now the leading mobile telephone company with the fastest and widest 4G LTE network in the country.
Tigo’s 4G LTE, first launched in April 2015 in Dar Es Salaam, now covers Arusha, Tanga, Dodoma, Morogoro, Moshi, Mwanza, Tabora, Musoma, Bukoba, Kigoma and Shinyanga.
Plans are also 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 high definition video streaming. With the current partnership with YouTube, Tigo customers enjoy free video streaming at night.
“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,” said Diego Gutierrez, Tigo’s General Manager.
Tigo customers have welcomed the Tigo 4G LTE technology as it has enabled them enjoy stable mobile Internet connection.
“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,” said Isack Ernest, a Social Communications Consultant based in Dar es Salaam.
Sharing his sentiments, a Tour Guide based in Arusha, Hellen Elibarak said, “Working in the tourism industry means I have local and international contacts that need fast and efficient communication.”
She added, “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.”
The telco is not stopping there. It is currently embarking on a network modernization program which includes increasing capacity to all the 12 4G LTE covered cities.
It is also increasing considerably the 3G coverage countrywide and optimizing the 2G network.
Before the year runs out, Tigo will invest 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.
The countrywide expansion of 4G demonstrates Tigo’s leadership in delivering cutting edge technology and innovation in Tanzania.
It also emphasizes its commitment to increase access to the Internet to as many Tanzanians as possible.
Tigo Tanzania is the leading innovative telecommunication company in the country, distinguished as a fully-fledged digital lifestyle brand.
Tigo offers a diverse product portfolio in voice, SMS, high-speed internet and mobile financial services, and has pioneered innovations such as Facebook in Kiswahili and TigoPesa App for Android & iOS.