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Posts Tagged ‘Vodacom Tanzania’

  • Rene Meza, Managing Director for Vodacom Tanzania,

    Vodacom Tanzania to provide access to rural areas

    April 29, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania to provide access to rural areas

    Vodacom’s Tanzanian subsidiary has been selected as one of the Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in country. What this means, is that the company will be in a position to provide telecommunication services to selected rural and urban under served...

  • Young Kenyans are moving away from traditional banking avenues in favour of alternative channels  (image: Wikimedia)

    Vodacom Tanzania resolves mobile money hitch

    September 24, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania resolves mobile money hitch

    Vodacom Tanzania said it has resolved a technical problem that affected M-Pesa money transfer services across the country. The problem had left many experts questioning if the breakneck speed of mobile money movement in the country would overwhelm companies...

  • Young Kenyans are moving away from traditional banking avenues in favour of alternative channels  (image: Wikimedia)

    Vodacom Tanzania inks deal for M-Pesa partnership

    September 4, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania inks deal for M-Pesa partnership

    With East Africa continuing to push into the mobile money sector, Vodacom Tanzania announced it has inked a new agreement with the Tanzania Revenue Authority for an M-Pesa partnership. The announcement has been well received and is likely to spur further...

  • Vodacom Tanzania acquires Helios Towers Tanzania network

    July 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania acquires Helios Towers Tanzania network

    Helios Towers Africa (HTA), an independent telecoms towers company in Africa, announced over the weekend that its Tanzanian subsidiary, Helios Towers Tanzania (HTT) has reached an agreement with Vodacom Tanzania Limited, to acquire 100% of its existing tower...

  • Tanzanian residents call for training on 3G

    April 17, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tanzanian residents call for training on 3G

    Residents of Dar es Salaam have called on authorities to provide more training on 3G technology rollout across the country writes Tanzania Daily News. Locals have identified training in telecommunications technology as a critical need and issued the request...

  • Vodacom Tanzania’s M-Pesa gets airborne

    January 29, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania’s M-Pesa gets airborne

    Vodacom Tanzania has partnered with domestic low cost airline, FastJet, to offer customers access to the company’s M-Pesa mobile payment solution to purchase tickets. Tanzania Daily News quotes Kelvin Twissa, Head of Branding and Communication for...

  • Vodacom Tanzania progresses on 3G backbone

    January 24, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania progresses on 3G backbone

    Vodacom Tanzania has announced that it would have the second stage of its backbone 3G link up and running by April 2013. The company also added that it would be operational at that time and deliver faster and more secure connections to its users. It comes as...

  • Tanzania – Vodacom to reward M-Pesa customers

    December 4, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Tanzania’s Daily News reports on an announcement by Vodacom Tanzania to reward customers with bonus airtime if they utilise the company’s M-Pesa mobile payment service.   M-Pesa is reportedly linked to numerous service providers that accept it as a...

  • Vodacom Tanzania’s M-Pesa hits 4.4 million users

    November 16, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania’s M-Pesa hits 4.4 million users

    Tanzania has already seen large growth in its mobile money services, in line with economic progress. Now, Vodacom Tanzania has reported that its mobile money service, M-Pesa, has reached over 4.4 million users across the country, or some 48 percent of its...

  • Vodacom Tanzania offers cost-free cash transfer service

    November 7, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania offers cost-free cash transfer service

    Users of Vodacom Tanzania’s M-Pesa service can now take advantage of a new promotion by the company that facilitates cost-free sending of money, reports Tanzania Daily News. The company’s Managing Director, Rene Meza, is quoted as saying,...

  • Vodacom Tanzania’s radical reduction of off-net costs

    September 20, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania’s radical reduction of off-net costs

    The Tanzania Daily News reports that Vodacom Tanzania has cut the cost of off-net calling rates by 50%. The publication writes that the telecoms company issued a statement saying that it has introduced the Bonga Tariff and this will apply to all networks,...

  • Vodacom Tanzania to focus on rural expansion

    July 24, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania to focus on rural expansion

    Tanzanian mobile phone services provider Vodacom will have a strong focus on the expansion of services to rural areas, as Managing Director Rene Meza said the scope for growth is great. Meza took the reins just over a year ago, and has already made a number...

  • Vodacom Tanzania to invest $77-million in upgrades

    June 14, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania to invest $77-million in upgrades

    Mobile operator Vodacom Tanzania unveiled its plans to invest over $77-million to upgrade the operator’s network in the country this year. The investment announcement was made by Managing Director Rene Meza. Meza said that they have just completed the...

  • Vodacom Tanzania reduces M-Pesa rates

    February 13, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania reduces M-Pesa rates

    In a drive to ease mobile money transactions and empower customers, Vodacom Tanzania took the decision to reduce mobile money transfer fees by up to 75%. When customers use the M-pesa service, they will now be charged only Sh50 (approx. US 3c) when making a...

  • Vodacom Tanzania grabs two Airtel execs

    January 13, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania grabs two Airtel execs

    Vodacom Tanzania’s new boss has already shown his ability to ruffle feathers after he took two executives with him from Airtel to the Tanzania telecom operator. The move by Rene Meza, Airtel’s former CEO, comes as telecommunications operators across the...

  • Vodacom Tanzania makes money transfers easier

    December 9, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania makes money transfers easier

    Vodacom Tanzania has launched a mobile version of money-transfer company Western Union to all their M-Pesa clients, which will allow them to send and receive money from anywhere in the world. At the moment, M-Pesa clients can only transact with 75 countries....