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.

Vodacom Tanzania managing director Rene Meza (image: file)

Meza said that they have just completed the initial stages of the upgrading, but a lot of work still lays ahead. “We have just finalised a network upgrade in March, this year. We are planning a further TSZ120bn ($77-million) investment in upgrading the network later this year,” he said.

Meza also confirmed that Vodacom Tanzania has already invested TSZ1.13-trillion since starting operations in 2001.

“Mr Meza said the firm has created 450 direct employment and thousands were indirectly employed including agents, MPesa and voucher vendors. He added that over the past five years, through Vodacom Foundation the company invested over 5bn/- in corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects in various fields including education, health and water,” wrote Tanzania’s Daily News.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer tech editor