Why is Internet world Stats underreport Tanzania's internet penetration

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Pan-African telco group acquires Tanzania’s ISP Raha
By João Marques Lima Published: 11:36, 9 February, 2017 Updated: 11:36, 9 February, 2017

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Telco takes over company’s network, data centres and customers and promises to expand fiber footprint in Tanzania and beyond.
African telecommunications group Liquid Telecom has acquired Tanzania’s internet service provider (ISP) Raha as demand for communications and internet access in the country grows.

According to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), internet penetration in Tanzania has increased in recent years reaching 40% in 2016, with more 19.8 million using either fixed wireless, mobile wireless or fixed wired internet services.

However, Internet World Stats says the country’s internet penetration has only reached 14.5% of the population as of 2016.

Yet, the country is in the midst of a speedy telecom revolution, with 80% of the population now either using fixed or mobile communication services, according to the TCRA.

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Source: TCRA

With the acquisition, Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, will take over Raha’s 1,500 clients and 400 km metro fibre optic network throughout the Central Business District (CBD) of Dar es Salaam as well as other areas of the Tanzania capital.

Liquid Telecom’s fibre network will run from Cape Town, in South Africa, up through Dar es Salaam and onto Nairobi, stretching over 40,000km and connecting 12 countries.

The M&A will also enhance Liquid Telecom’s East Africa Fibre Ring, which connects Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania with direct connectivity to international subsea cables.

Liquid Telecom said in a statement that it plans to invest further in the rollout of fibre across Tanzania, to enable greater access to high-speed, reliable broadband for more businesses and households.

Through the acquisition, the telco has also become the owner of Raha’s data centre facilities in Dar es Salaam, which the company said it will “develop and enhance”.

Nic Rudnick, Group CEO, Liquid Telecom, said: “Tanzania is a rapidly growing and dynamic African market, and through this acquisition we will be able to greater support the demand for internet access across the country.”

Pan-African telco group acquires Tanzania’s ISP Raha - Data Economy


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Bado tuko nyuma sana, sawa internet yatumika zaidi kwenye simu kwetu hasa kwenye social networks, ila bado raia wengi hawaitumii nyumbani kwa njia ya broadbands, hata maofisini hasa zile ndogo ndogo, ni nadra sana kukuta broadband...safari bad ndefu mno..
 
World stats under report Tz in a lot of things.
Haina noma lakini.
 
hii ni habari ya tanzania....haina uhusiano wowote na kenya hivyo haipaswi kuwa Kenyan News and Politics...
 
Bado tuko nyuma sana, sawa internet yatumika zaidi kwenye simu kwetu hasa kwenye social networks, ila bado raia wengi hawaitumii nyumbani kwa njia ya broadbands, hata maofisini hasa zile ndogo ndogo, ni nadra sana kukuta broadband...safari bad ndefu mno..
4o% si ndogo mzee
 
World stats under report Tz in a lot of things.
Haina noma lakini.
Ningekua Magu ningetimua wahusiku TCRA maana ni kazi yao ku-refute distortion na kuwaambia World stats wa-correct the falacy..
 
Pan-African telco group acquires Tanzania’s ISP Raha
By João Marques Lima Published: 11:36, 9 February, 2017 Updated: 11:36, 9 February, 2017

tanzania-2042777_1920-682x395.jpg

Telco takes over company’s network, data centres and customers and promises to expand fiber footprint in Tanzania and beyond.
African telecommunications group Liquid Telecom has acquired Tanzania’s internet service provider (ISP) Raha as demand for communications and internet access in the country grows.

According to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), internet penetration in Tanzania has increased in recent years reaching 40% in 2016, with more 19.8 million using either fixed wireless, mobile wireless or fixed wired internet services.

However, Internet World Stats says the country’s internet penetration has only reached 14.5% of the population as of 2016.

Yet, the country is in the midst of a speedy telecom revolution, with 80% of the population now either using fixed or mobile communication services, according to the TCRA.

tanzania-300x89.jpg

Source: TCRA

With the acquisition, Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, will take over Raha’s 1,500 clients and 400 km metro fibre optic network throughout the Central Business District (CBD) of Dar es Salaam as well as other areas of the Tanzania capital.

Liquid Telecom’s fibre network will run from Cape Town, in South Africa, up through Dar es Salaam and onto Nairobi, stretching over 40,000km and connecting 12 countries.

The M&A will also enhance Liquid Telecom’s East Africa Fibre Ring, which connects Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania with direct connectivity to international subsea cables.

Liquid Telecom said in a statement that it plans to invest further in the rollout of fibre across Tanzania, to enable greater access to high-speed, reliable broadband for more businesses and households.

Through the acquisition, the telco has also become the owner of Raha’s data centre facilities in Dar es Salaam, which the company said it will “develop and enhance”.

Nic Rudnick, Group CEO, Liquid Telecom, said: “Tanzania is a rapidly growing and dynamic African market, and through this acquisition we will be able to greater support the demand for internet access across the country.”

Pan-African telco group acquires Tanzania’s ISP Raha - Data Economy


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Having an internet enabled phone does not mean you are now a user of the internet. You have to use that phone for the internet.
I'm sure different organizations have their own ways of counting someone as an internet user. I believe they come up with a certain number of hours a person should be on the internet per month before being counted.
On the other hand, in a bid to look good, the government will always go for the higher limits. 40% is probably the number of Tanzanians with an internet enabled device.

ISPs can provide more accurate data.
 
Having an internet enabled phone does not mean you are now a user of the internet. You have to use that phone for the internet.
I'm sure different organizations have their own ways of counting someone as an internet user. I believe they come up with a certain number of hours a person should be on the internet per month before being counted.
On the other hand, in a bid to look good, the government will always go for the higher limits. 40% is probably the number of Tanzanians with an internet enabled device.

ISPs can provide more accurate data.
Wait a minute r u trying to mean Kenya has more wider optic fiber connection than Tanzania? Bring ur fiber optic connection map n I will demonstrate to u that u r very behind.
 
Wait a minute r u trying to mean Kenya has more wider optic fiber connection than Tanzania? Bring ur fiber optic connection map n I will demonstrate to u that u r very behind.
Tembea Kenya fibre optic network is now available in estates across major town.
 
Thank you, lets assume its 99%, why am i tagged in news that have nothing to do with Kenya?
Anything that has something to do with Tanzania, has something to do with Kenya... Tanzania is the 'commercial district' of East and Central Africa...
 
Anything that has something to do with Tanzania, has something to do with Kenya... Tanzania is the 'commercial district' of East and Central Africa...
if it's the commercial district, why are most multinational headquarters set up in Kenya? Anyway get back to the topic.
 
Wewe unapenda sana kuota... theb stats do not lie, Africa by Country Internet User Stats and 2017 Population
My argument is on fiber optic network as one of u was trying to boast Kenya Internet is mostly on cable connection n not via cellular phones. The fact is on cable network Tanzania is far ahead. And Internet use is also widespread as Tanzania's internet costs r lowest in the region. Halotel is even making the cost cheaper
 
My argument is on fiber optic network as one of u was trying to boast Kenya Internet is mostly on cable connection n not via cellular phones. The fact is on cable network Tanzania is far ahead. And Internet use is also widespread as Tanzania's internet costs r lowest in the region. Halotel is even making the cost cheaper
provide the map, or support your proof that you have a wider network, I live just outside Nairobi and outside my apartment we have cable network across the whole neighborhood. Safaricom home fibre is now widespread in almost all nairobi estes and it's environs not forgetting other ISP providers that have been there before.
 
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