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Tanzania
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Tanzania, officially The United Republic of Tanzania, is a nation in central East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. Tanzania’s eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean. The name Tanzania comes from Tanganyika and Zanzibar. These two states united in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania. The official capital of Tanzania is Dodoma, being Dar es Salaam the principal commercial city of Tanzania and the de-facto seat of most government institutions. It is also the major seaport for the country and its landlocked neighbours.
Internet Usage Statistics:
520,000 Internet users as of June, 2009, 1.3% of the population, according to ITU.

Latest Population Estimate:
46,912,768 population for 2012, according to US Census Bureau.

Gross National Income:
GNI per capita is US$ 540 for 2011 according to the World Bank.

Country Area:
390,784 sq km

Internet Usage and Population Growth:

YEAR

Users

Population

% Pen.

Usage Source

2000

50,000

14,712,000

0.3 %

ITU

2002

500,000

13,874,610

3.6 %

ITU

2005

820,000

12,247,589

6.7 %

ITU

2009

520,000

41,048,532

1.3 %

ITU

2011

4,932,535

42,746,620

11.5 %

ITU







Tanzania Search Engines and Directories:


Tanzania Website Addresses
Tanzania Directory by categories.

Tanzania Development Gateway
Tanzania Internet portal that provides and promotes on-line networking, sharing, exchange and dissemination of knowledge, ideas and information on development matters.

Tanzania Tourist Board
Official website for Tanzania tourism, with everything you need to know about this beautiful country in one website.

dmoz Directory
Tanzania regional directory.

Tanzania High Commission
London-located High Commission accredited to the United Kingdom and to Ireland. Features information about Tanzania, visa and passport details.

Tanzania National Parks
Tanzania is truly a safari destination without peer. One-quarter of its surface area has been set aside for conservation purposes, with the world-renowned Serengeti National Park and the vast Selous Game Reserve heading a rich mosaic of protected areas that collectively harbour an estimated 20 percent of the large mammal population of Africa. There is also Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru, respectively the highest and fifth-highest peaks on the continent. And Lakes Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa, the three largest freshwater bodies in Africa. See videos and beautiful pictures of Tanzania wildlife and landscapes.

Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics
The NBS is the Central Statistical Office of Tanzania. It conducts Censuses and Surveys which yield a wide range of economic, social and demographic statistics.

Tanzania Profile in the Wikipedia
Tanzania data from the wikipedia.

Tanzania Basic Information
Tanzania data from the CIA World Factbook.

Tanzania Telecommunications Company
The TTCL currently provides voice and data communication services, to over 300,000 business and residential customers in Tanzania. The Company also provides network services to other licensed telecom operators.

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Growing Internet Use and ICT in Tanzania


28 May 2010

Tanzania has two fixed-line operators (TTCL and Zantel) and seven operational mobile networks, with five additional players licensed under a new converged regulatory regime. With four major operators (Vodacom, Zain, Tigo and Zantel) the mobile market is expected to break the 50% penetration barrier during 2010, but subscriber growth is expected to slow to 20%. At the same time, the average revenue per user (ARPU) continues to fall.

At the moment the cost of a brand new personal computer vacillates between a low of $5 million and a high of up to $12 million, depending on the brand of the machine.This year government reduced the import duty on computer hardware from 15 percent to 5 percent, a happening Nkala and other experts in the field, hoped would lead to computers becoming considerably cheaper and easier to acquire.

Some cafés like the Quick n’ Easy Internet Cafe company, which has three well-run and popular outlets in Harare, have designed customer friendly packages that allow subscribers to become members. Members pay subscriptions of 10 hours or more in advance and they then enjoy special discount rates and more surfing time.


Tanzania Telecommunications Reports:

Tanzania Telecommunications, Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
Tanzania’s economy has been showing solid growth rates of between 5% and 8% every year since 2000. The International Monetary Fund predicts only a moderate decline of GDP growth to 5% in 2009 as a result of the global economic crisis, before 7% and more will be achieved again from 2011 onwards. Mining and tourism are main industry sectors. However, the country continues to suffer from underdeveloped infrastructure, including roads, railways, electricity and telecommunications.


Africa Market and Telecommunications Report
Africa Fixed and Wireless Broadband and
Internet Markets and Forecasts.


Tanzania e-Commerce Background

May 28, 2010

The landing of the first fibre optic international submarine cables in the country in 2009 and 2010 is set to revolutionise the market which up to that point completely depended on expensive satellite connections. In parallel, the government has embarked on a national fibre backbone rollout to connect population centres around the country. However, the cost of international Internet bandwidth has so far not come down by as much and not as quickly as expected.



Further reading on Tanzania:

Tanzania Market and Telecommunications Report
Get the latest information about Tanzania telecoms,
mobile telecommunications, broadband and forecasts.

Tanzania Official Website
Zimbabwe news, lifestyle, money, news, sports, politics,
top stories, and important links can be found here.

Tanzania Newspapers Links
Most important daily news and information from Tanzania here.

Tanzania Country Profile
Tanzania profile from the BBC, featuring an overview, facts, leaders, media and a timeline. recommended.

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