Tanzania invests US$73.7m to expand the national fibre grid

09 November 2021

The Dodoma region, Tanzania

The Dodoma region, Tanzania

Tanzania has unveiled a plan to expand its national fibre grid to the tune of TSh170bn (USS73.7m).

According to prime minister Kassim Majaliwa, the government plans to build an additional 4,244 km of optical fibre by the end of 2021 to bring the national grid to 12,563 km.

The objective is to enable telecom service providers to use this infrastructure to improve communication services in the country and facilitate Internet access to the public and private sectors. “The government has so far built 8,319 km of national communications broadband. Our goal is to construct up to 15,000km by 2024/2025,” Majaliwa said.