Tigo launches 4G+ network in Tanzania

Tigo 19Jerome Albou, chief technical and information officer at Tigo. (Image source: Tigo)Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company Tigo has heightened the availability of ultra-fast digital experience for data customers in the country with the launch of 4G+ network

The 4G+ network further distinguishes Tigo as the mobile operator that innovates with customers in mind and provides better and more efficient services that address the dynamic needs of consumers across the country.

“The launch of 4G+ is in line with Tigo’s transformative journey and the company’s objective of offering customers the best digital experience,” said Jerome Albou, chief technical and information officer at Tigo.

Tigo’s advanced 4G+ technology offers an opportunity to advance digital adoption in Tanzania, from the scaling-up of faster digital services and the provision of access to very high-speed Internet, voice and services that directly resonate with the changing lifestyles.

“We are now competing with the developed nations who are currently rolling out 5G technology. The latest generation of mobile communication technology in Tanzania denote that the full possibilities of the internet are now opened to our customers,” noted Tarik Boudiaf, chief commercial officer at Tigo.

While Tigo’s fast 4G network reaches speeds of up to 60Mbps, Tigo’s new 4G+ is twice as fast, reaching speeds of up to 120Mbps. This is a shared speed among subscribers latching in a specific site and the total speed is distributed among them.

Besides boasting the biggest 4G network that covers 22 cities across the country, the Tigo 4G+ network has now been rolled out in five main cities of the country such as Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Morogoro, Moshi and Dodoma with ongoing expansion to other cities.

In enhancing and expanding digital adoption in Tanzania, Tigo was among the first mobile companies to roll out technologies such as 3G and 4G - which is currently the biggest 4G network in the country. Tigo was also first to launch a smartphone with a Swahili menu, the first Facebook service in Swahili which opened up digital access and adoption in Tanzania to the majority of the population who use Swahili as the primary language of instruction.

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