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Tanzania set to open telco IPOs

The authorities in Tanzania will allow overseas investors to take part in telecom operator listings …

World Bank hails Tanzania mobile money market

The World Bank praised the impact of mobile money in Tanzania, highlighting the service had …

Mastercard launches m-pay platform for farmers

Mastercard today unveiled its mobile payments and marketplace platform 2KUZE designed to enable farmers in …

Tigo Tanzania begins IPO process

Tigo Tanzania initiated the process of listing on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE), as …

Tanzania completes deal for Airtel stake in TTCL

The Tanzanian government regained full ownership of Tanzania Telecommunications Corp (TTCL) after reportedly completing its …

Bank of Tanzania commits to promoting mobile money

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 AFRICA, TANZANIA: Despite the government imposing an excuse duty on m-pesa activity, the Bank of Tanzania wants to promote mobile money services by mitigating risks for all stakeholders, and prohibiting exclusivity around the agent network.

Industry slams excise duty on mobile money services in Tanzania

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 AFRICA, TANZANIA: The government’s recently announced excise duty on m-pesa will discourage operators from investing and improving their mobile money services, industry leaders said at the mobile money leadership forum.

Tanzania cracks down on counterfeit phones

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 AFRICA, TANZANIA: The Tanzanian government has blocked 1.8 to 2 million devices that did not have authentic international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) numbers, according to Makame Mnyaa Mbarawa, minister of works, transport and communication.

Vodacom Tanzania boss slams old way of thinking

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 AFRICA, TANZANIA: The managing director of Vodacom Tanzania believes operators …

Tanzania operators team to connect rural areas with 3G

Airtel, Millicom and Vodacom will launch six 3G pilot sites across Tanzania to test the sustainable provision of mobile broadband services to 13 million underserved people across rural areas.