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With explosive growth in mobile broadband uptake since 2012, Tanzania’s rapidly expanding 3G and 4G networks are driving urban telecoms growth and benefitting from significant capital expenditure in recent times. However, 3G coverage remains limited to just 35% of the population, while 4G services do not extend beyond urban areas at present....

 

What are the biggest obstacles for manufacturers doing business in Tanzania?

 

As is the case in markets from Dakar to Durban, roads in Tanzania handle the majority of the country’s internal trade, largely due to a lack of alternatives, with rail suffering from underinvestment and poor maintenance. Port congestion and railway deterioration have led to rising road traffic and congestion in Dar es Salaam and border roads....

 

What are the Port of Dar es Salaam’s chief competitive advantages compared to other ports in Africa?

 

Tanzania has made substantial gas finds in recent years, but taking advantage of them will require major investment, and the size of the deposits suggests there will be a need to find export markets.

 

Improvements in and expansion of ICT services has accelerated in Tanzania over the last decade, supported by new submarine cable connectivity, successful completion of a National ICT Broadband Backbone project and rising investment in mobile broadband networks. Martin Warioba, managing partner of WS Technology Consulting, told OBG, “Local ICT...