Tanzania telecom services reach 94% of people

14 July 2021

Tanzania's minister for information, technology and communication Faustine Ndugulile said 94% of Tanzanians have been reached by the telecommunications service thanks to the Universal Communications Fund (UCSAF).

He made the remarks during a visit to the UCSAF pavilion at the ongoing 45th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF).

Ndugulile said through dedicated work, UCSAF has enabled a network of communication services to reach 60 per cent of Tanzania's geographical area.

"UCSAF's role is to provide telecommunications services in remote areas that are not commercially viable, mobile operators are operating profitably but there were rural areas that were not commercially attractive and do not provide communication," he added.