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Tanzania Communication


In 1998, there were 127,000 mainline telephones in use, with an additional 30,000 cellular phones reported in 1999. In 2007, however, mainlines in use increased to 169,135 and the number of cellular phones increased to 6.72 million. Radio Tanzania, a government corporation, broadcasts internally in Swahili and English, and abroad in English, Afrikaans and several indigenous African languages. Radio Tanzania Zanzibar broadcasts in Swahili. Private radio and television stations broadcast from Dar es Salaam. As of 1999 there were 12 AM and 4 FM radio stations and 3 television stations. In 2000 there were 281 radios and 20 television sets for every 1,000 people. Internet access was available through six service providers in 2000, with 384,300 subscribers by 2005.


Telephones - main lines in use
169,135 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular
6.72 million (2007)

Telephone system
general assessment fair system operating below capacity and being modernized for better service; small aperture terminal (VSAT) system under construction
domestic trunk service provided by open-wire, microwave radio relay, tropospheric scatter, and fiber-optic cable; some links being made digital
international country code - 255; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean, 1 Atlantic Ocean)

Radio broadcast stations
AM 12, FM 11, shortwave 2 (1998)

Television broadcast stations
3 (1999)

Internet country code

Internet hosts
20,757 (2007)

Internet users
384,300 (2005)





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