Tanzania: 80% online by 2025

02 November 2022

The Tanzanian government plans to connect 80% of the population to the internet and to increase broadband internet usage from 45% to 80% by 2025.

To support this goal, the government is providing subsidies to mobile operators to enable them to upgrade their telecom infrastructure and extend their network coverage in unserved and underserved regions. The support comes to help accelerate the country’s digital transformation, which requires access for as many people as possible to quality connectivity, capable of supporting new uses.

“We have taken several initiatives, including recognizing and building the capacities and skills of ICT professionals, providing ICT forecasts and trends through research, working with stakeholders of ICTs, and encouraging strategic investments in ICTs,” said Kundo Mathew, deputy minister of information, communication and information technologies.