Residents of Iringa region’s Kilolo district get 3G mobile connection

23Apr 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Residents of Iringa region’s Kilolo district get 3G mobile connection

THOUSANDS of residents of Kilolo district in Iringa region are browsing net on mobile phones thanks to Tigo’s provision of third generation (3G) technology during the weekend.

Kilolo District acting executive director Philemon Namwenga
(3rd-R) cuts a ribbon at the weekend to launch a 3G site at Idete village in Kilolo District, Iringa Region. With him are Tigo southern zone manager Abbas Abdurahamani (L), Special Seats Idete councillor Elina Kivegele (2nd-R) and Tigo Sales Manager for Iringa Samwel Chanai. Photo: Guardian Correspondent

The country’s digital lifestyle telecom company said it upgraded its network site in the district as part of efforts to improve data, voice and mobile money services to its customers.

Kilolo’s District Executive Director, Aloyce Kwezi welcomed Tigo Tanzania’s initiative to upgrade its network technology in the district saying improving the network site from 2G to 3G will improve connectivity and performance.

“The government has industrialization on top of its agenda hence we recognize the important role that telecommunications plays in making this vision possible,” Kwezi said. “We thank you very much for considering Kilolo and its people, as the sector continues to be a critical force for growth and innovation across multiple industries,” Kwezi added.

Briefing the DED on the 3G upgraded network technology, Tigo’s Territory Manager for Southern Zone, Abbas Abdurahamani said it is the company’s priority to ensure that customers have access to modern mobile technology such as 3G.

“Today’s launch in Kilolo is the beginning of a countrywide campaign where 52 new and revamped network sites from Tigo will be launched countrywide throughout the Coastal, Southern, Northern and Lake Zone regions of Tanzania,” Abdurahamani said.

The sites upgrading will also go hand-in-hand with site offers whereas customers who purchase any data packs from the upgraded 3G sites will be awarded 100 megabytes each time that they purchase. In addition, customers (in the 4G sites) who swap their SIM cards to 4G will be awarded with 4GB free internet. Both offers will apply up-to 30 days after the launch of the respective site.

“Upgrading this network site from 2G to 3G means that our customers in Kilolo will now have faster and easier access to our services. For instance, 3G means increased accessibility to mobile broadband, opening the rural communities to previously elusive services such as e-commerce, e-health, e-education and e-government, eventually transforming the way people learn and do business,” he noted.

Abdurahamani reiterated Tigo’s commitment to support the National ICT policy and Government’s industrialization efforts by investing in network expansion and improvement to enable the entire country experience rapid connectivity.

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