Tanzania: TTCL to Invest Sh640bn in Upgrades

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In the area of telecommunications, newer upgrades are being designed on a daily basis to raise the standard of usage and effectiveness for all its users across the cloth, this is why the Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation limited (TTCL) has decided to set aside Sh640 billion which would be invested in projects across the country. These projects are expected to go in line with the future expansion and upgrade of the country’s network.

Announced by the Chairman of the board, TTCL, Mr Omari Nundu, the money would mostly go into raising 3G or 4G mobile sites, replacing power and air-conditioning systems, the transport network, submarine cables and rural communications outlets as well as other pressing needs.

He also added that Sh26.38 billion will go into operations and business support systems as well as Sh11 billion which will be spent on value added services like public cloud solutions, anti-spam systems, cashless and paperless services and also network security enhancements.

In his statement, he mentioned that although the TTCL has gone through some challenges, the firm had found a strong footing in the telecommunications industry with the establishment of the e-payment gateway system and the progress of T-money in the country.

During the meeting, the Korean Ambassador to Tanzania, Song Geum-Young stated with excitement that the collaboration between Tanzania and Korea in the area of Information and Communication Technology which has lasted for 26 years continues to grow from strength to strength.

The Zanzibar House of Representatives’ Budget Committee Chairman, Mohammed Mohammed, TTCL Director-General, Waziri Kidamba, Director for Communications, Ministry of Infrastructure, Communication and Transportation attended the meeting along with various representative of the Korean business communities.