Telecommunications Statistics as at June 2007

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 1.  Trends of Telephone Subscribers in Tanzania 1995 - June 2007    
    
By 30th June 2007, about 6.8 millions Tanzanians (at most) owned voice telephone lines. This is an increase of about 9% from March 2007. The mobile voice telecommunication leads the market by having more subscriptions (98%) as compared to fixed line services (2%) 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
June - 07 169,135 6,720,072 6,889,207

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

 

2.  Growth Pattern & Teledensity (Population Coverage)        

The annual number of Tanzanian subscribing for a voice telephone lines grows at an average rate of 41%. The mobile telephone number grows exponentially at the rate of 118% while fixed lines grows at 6%
   

In terms of population coverage, about 17 out of 100 Tanzanians own voice telephone line. This is an increase of 1% as compared to March 2007. The data further shows that majority of Tanzanian (83%) have no telephone lines.

3.  Subscribers per Operators (2000 - June 2007)    
    
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 half (50%) of all voice telephone subscribers in the country. Celtel ranks second with 28% of subscribers followed by Tigo (12%), Zantel (7%) and TTCL (2%)

Year TTCL (Fixed) 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
June 2007 169,135 481,400 856,447 3,471,722 1,910,503 6,889,207Market Share by Subscribers

                Market Share by Subscribers

1.Trends of Telephone Subscribers in Tanzania 1995 - June 2007
   
 
By 30th June 2007, about 6.8 millions Tanzanians (at most) owned voice telephone lines. This is an increase of about 9% from March 2007. The mobile voice telecommunication leads the market by having more subscriptions (98%) as compared to fixed line services (2%) as shown in the table below.

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