Mobile phone service provider Tigo Tanzania has unveiled an Internet service dubbed ‘Tigo Internet Mega Boksi’ which hopes to link its subscribers across the world.
The service allows clients to purchase the data bundles on a daily, weekly or monthly basis depending on a user’s needs, then select the speed of streaming and downloading music, videos as well as any other content.
At the same time, all those subscribing to the bundles will enjoy unlimited social media services of facebooking, tweeting and emailing in addition to high-speed browsing.
TIgo Cellphone users can dial*148*01# then choose on the package that suits their daily, weekly or monthly needs. They can in addition choose the level of streaming and downloading.
Those using Tigo Internet modem can also purchase bundles at a cost of US$4.75 per a day.
The service is viewed as capable of stirring competition from other Cellphone operators including Vodacom Tanzania, Airtel Tanzania and Zantel.
Analysts suggest that the nation’s ICT sector is set to improve tremendously after the completion of National ICT Broadband project, which will lower the cost of Internet accessibility, speed and connectivity.
Tigo offers network services in America and Africa using GSM, CDMA and TDMA on Africa and Asia, GSM and UMTS across Central America and South America.
In Africa, it provides services in Ghana, Chad, Congo DRC, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Senegal.
Millicom International Cellular Group sponsors the company. Its 2012 financial report indicated an increase in market share, pay TV subscribers and regional revenue.
Vodacom Tanzania offers wireless telecommunications network services in Tanzania and is ranked as the largest cellphone service provider in the country with over 8 million subscribers.