Our operations - Tanzania

  • Profile

    Vodacom Tanzania is a subsidiary company of Vodacom Group (Pty) Limited, South Africa which is also a subsidiary of Vodafone Group UK. Vodacom Group (Pty) Limited owns a majority share portion of 65%, the remaining 35% is owned by Tanzanian shareholder, one Mirambo Ltd. Vodacom Tanzania is a leading telecommunication mobile company in DRC providing Voice, Data, Messaging and M-commerce and Money transfer solutions. With 2G, 3G and the Internet access coverage, Vodacom has made it possible to connect people from the deepest remote locations to the upmarket suburbs in DRC. Vodacom DRC is a subsidiary of Vodacom South Africa.

  • History

    In December 1999, Vodacom Group (Pty) Ltd. won a bid to operate a GSM cellular network and provide Public Land Mobile Network Services (PLMN) in the United Republic of Tanzania and formed the subsidiary company Vodacom Tanzania Limited. In September 2004, Vodacom connected its one millionth customer and the company continued to grow rapidly. In September 2005, the Government of Tanzania introduced the converged licensing framework, which was meant to enhance the provision of communication services in the country thus bringing in the concept of technology neutrality. As the leader in the telecommunications market, in February 2006, Vodacom Tanzania took a bold decision to negotiate converting its PLMN license into the new licensing framework. In July 2006, Vodacom Tanzania was granted three major service licenses in the Communications Sector namely, Network Facilities License, Network Services License & Application Services License, with the authority to provide a range of communication services, voice & data combined both nationally & internationally. This opened a new era for increased investment and a more focused provision of quality communication services to the people of Tanzania. In January 2007, Vodacom reached another milestone as it connected its third million subscriber, and became the first mobile network in Tanzania to post such a huge subscriber base. Today, 10 years later we have over 10 million subscribers and still counting.

Financial Overview

As at 31 March 2017 2017   2016  
Revenue (TZSm) 933 292   923 347  
EBIT (TZSm) 97 260   1007 200  
Customers (thousands) 12 653   12 375  
Data customers (thousands) 6 463   5 415  
MOU per month 157   124  
Total ARPU (TZS per month) 6 003   5 972  
Number of employees 525   546  
NPS (position relative to competitors) 3rd    2nd  
Customer market share #1 30.9%   31.9%  

Factsheet - Tanzania