08 November 2019
Zanzibar residents and businesses will start to access faster mobile connectivity after Vodacom Tanzania announced plans to roll out 4G network in the next year.
This is part of the company’s plan to extend services to the isles, according to the firm’s managing director Hisham Hendi.
Average 4G download speeds are between 8-and-10 megabites-per-second (Mbps), with possible instances of up to 40Mbps.
Typical upload speeds are between 5-6Mbps, with possible instances of up to 15Mbps.
“Whenever I visit Zanzibar, I feel like I am at home in Egypt,” he said.
“It is a bit shameful when I come home and don’t see Vodacom as strong as it should be. This is why we are looking up to expanding our services in Zanzibar hopefully very soon.”
Hendi made the comments during an event to celebrate Zanzibar’s heritage and culture, noting that the decision seeks to boost the firm’s strength in the isles.