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Airtel Africa has acquired an additional spectrum to bolster its service delivery in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Airtel Africa paid 42 million U.S. dollars for the 58 Megahertz (MHz) spectrum which will spread across 900, 1800, 2100, and 2600 MHz bands. www.theexchange.africa

Mobile services are now the main means of communication for the majority of the world’s population, supporting economic growth and connecting communities.

According to GSMA, effective spectrum licensing is critical to encourage the investment required to expand mobile access, meet the increase in demand for data services and enhance the quality and range of services offered.

There are 3 types of spectrum licences;

  1. A licence to transmit radio waves and have no interference. This is the most common type of spectrum licence. It grants the right to transmit on a specified frequency and stop others from transmitting interfering signals on the same frequency.
  2. A licence to have no interference on a specified frequency.
  3. A licence to transmit emissions without protection from interference.

Airtel Africa has confirmed the purchase of additional spectrum licences from the Communications Authorities in several African countries.

Richard Kadoro, a telecommunications researcher at the Computer Association of …

The government amended the Electronic and Postal Communication Act (CAP) last month by imposing a levy of between US$0.0043 (10Tsh) and US$4 on mobile money transactions, depending on the amount sent and withdrawn.

One of the key factors that led to the expansion of mobile money in Africa and Tanzania, in this case, was the increased interoperability, product expansion—which brought financial inclusion to enable nearly everyone with decent income-earning schedules to own a mobile wallet account.…

You have a debtor, it is time for them to pay, you pick up your mobile phone dial the number and the most annoying automatic response comes on; ‘Sorry, the number you are calling is not available.’ 

Upset you hang up and redial, same message, now you are really getting mad, you hang up redial and voilà! You are connected. You exchange a barrage of why are you switching off your phone, they reply no, my phone was on, you finally settle on, it must be bad network! 

Sound familiar? 

Well here is some good news, finally the telecomm services watchdog, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has taken note of this poor service ordeal and taken action. 

Six telecoms fined for poor service delivery

Six major mobile phone operators have been slapped fines reaching a grand total of USD16.4 million for what authorities describe as ‘violation

Tanzania’s smartphone’s network—Airtel Tanzania, has ushered a new mobile money service branded “Send With a withdraw fee”, emerging with a rather customized competitive advantage within the growing mobile money industry in Tanzania.

According to Tanzania Communications Authority (TCRA) June quarterly statistics, there are over 22.9 million mobile money accounts in Tanzania, responsible for around 260 million mobile money transactions.

Further, TCRA report shows that, there are over 43 million telcom subscribers, while Airtel Tanzania owns 26 per cent of the market share (over 11 million subscribers) and 18 per cent of the mobile money share.

The service which was launched on October 16, will enable Airtel Money customers in Tanzania, to send money to their counterparts differently compared to other networks, this time—all transactions will be executed with a built-in calculated sending fee, unequivocally offering a seamless service necessary for a mobile money take over, as elaborated by …

Land owners in Tanzania can now channel the payment of their bills via Airtel Tanzania – mobile money platform – Airtel Money.

The partnership was officiated on September 9th, in Tanzania’s capital , Dodoma by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Settlement Development, Hon. William Lukuvi and Airtel Tanzania Corporate Communications and Regulatory Affairs Director, Beatrice Singano.

Airtel Tanzania which holds over 11 million customers which translates to 26 per cent of subscription market share, will be offering seamless utility services on land bills payment to millions of landowners across Tanzania via mobile phones.

Further, the telecommunications firm has been garnering billions from its platform Airtel Money which has more than 4.19 million accounts national wide, equivalent to 18 percent of the market share, revealed by Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority, latest statistics.

The partnership comes at a time when the government is pushing for more efforts to harmonize various operations …