Telecommunication Statistics as at March 2007

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1.  Trends of Telephone Subscribers in Tanzania 1995 - March 2007      

   
By 31st March 2007, about 6.3 millions Tanzanians (at most) owned voice telephone lines. The mobile voice telecommunication leads the market by having more subscriptions (6.2 millions) as compared to fixed line services (0.14 millions) as shown in the table below.

YEAR FIXED LINES MOBILE TOTAL
1995 88,000 2,198 90,198
1996 101,000 3,200 104,200
1997 114,600 20,045 134,645
1998 121,769 36,143 157,912
1999 150,220 50,100 200,320
2000 173,591 110,518 284,109
2001 177,802 275,557 453,359
2002 161,590 606,859 768,449
2003 147,006 1,298,000 1,445,006
2004 148,360 1,942,000 2,090,360
2005 154,420 2,963,737 3,118,157
2006 157,287 5,609,279 5,766,566
Mar-2007 146,419 6,181,680 6,328,099

 

The trend shows that mobile telephone subscribers are exponentially increasing as compared to fixed lines


   

In terms of population coverage, about 16 out of 100 Tanzanians own voice telephone line. That means, only 16% of Tanzanians own telephone lines while majority (84%) of Tanzanian have no telephone lines


   

2.  Number of Subscribers per Operators    
    
The trend of subscription among operators over the period does not demonstrate high competition. The Table below shows that Vodacom is leading the market in terms of number of subscribers with about half (51%) of all voice telephone subscribers in the country. Celtel ranks second with 26% of subscribers followed by Tigo (13%), Zantel (7%) and TTCL (3%)

 

Year TTCL (Fixed) TTCL (Mobile ZANTEL TIGO VODACOM CELTEL TOTAL
2000 173,591 - 4,007 56,511 50,000 - 284,109
2001 177,802 - 6,501 89,056 180,000 - 453,359
2002 161,590 - 26,770 160,000 300,000 120,089 768,449
2003 147,006 - 68,000 210,000 700,000 320,000 1,445,006
2004 148,360 - 85,000 303,000 1,050,000 504,000 2,090,360
2005 154,420 - 96,109 422,500 1,562,435 882,693 3,118,157
2006 157,287 - 355,993 760,874 2,975,580 1,516,832 5,766,566
March 2007 146,419 41,148 414,763 801,456 3,247,921 1,676,392 6,328,099

    

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