Mobile Internet in Tanzania

Probably due to significant recent investment from the USA, we are seeing a rapid upgrade in the quality of mobile data communications in Tanzania.

We met with someone in Airtel’s office today and they advise us that much of the country ought to be able to expect 3G access soon.

We expect to test this claim quite exhaustively over the next few weeks. For the moment, however, these improvements are already tangible.

While speeds seem quite variable in Dar es Salaam – where we expect signal to be best in the country – we are nonetheless seeing some nice SpeedTest results when a reasonable 3G signal is available.

Below is a sample Speed Test from within Dar es Salaam’s Airtel headquarters.


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