Dar es Salaam Tanzania: As of today, Tigo customers can now enjoy Internet access with 4G capable speeds of up to 42Mbps enabling them to stream, download, upload and game significantly faster than ever before.
Mr. Diego Gutierrez, Tigo's General Manager said “We recognize our customers’ ever changing demands and need for better, faster and quality Internet services and are constantly seeking to provide them with the best user experience in all our products in the most affordable way possible. This innovation is part of our on-going network upgrade program.”
The mobile Internet market is becoming increasingly important for mobile telecom operators, according to Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Internet penetration in Tanzania was estimated to be over 5 million by 2012.
"The introduction of this 42Mbps super-fast Internet speed is a testament of our pursuit for innovation and need to stay ahead of the rest in delivering top notch customer service experience and satisfaction.” Concluded Mr. Gutierrez.
The launch took place via an interactive online Skype video press conference that connected 4 regions with a keynote speech by Mr. Gutierrez who delivered his remarks from his office at the company's headquarters in Dar es Salaam. Journalists were given an opportunity to interact live with Mr. Gutierrez and Tigo staff from all the 4 participating regions sent in their remarks in real time. The regions that participated in the video conference launch include Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Arusha, and Morogoro.
The press conference was followed by online game competitions between two of Tanzania's biggest university colleges. University of Dar es Salaam and University of Dodoma students competed in online games including the popular FIFA and car racing with winners receiving gifts such as smart phones and high speed modems from Tigo.