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Vodacom Tanzania marks record in Tele-broadcasting

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Vodacom Tanzania has launched two new services enabling its subscribers to access DStv Channels and radio on their mobile phones these all adds to the list of exciting product and services offered by Vodacom as the total communication network in the country.

Vodacom drives to bring fun, hip and affordable services. Access to sought-after devices and innovative products and access to world-class research, Vodacom is empowering Tanzanians.  

 According to Tanzania, Chief Operating Officer Vodacom Business, Peter Correia, the launch of DStv Mobile service will be free for an introductory period and exclusively available to Vodacom subscribers via Vodacom WAP portal.

He said, "This is yet another first from Vodacom in the East Africa region and the second in Africa after South Africa. Subscribers will not incur any data costs for using this new service for the introductory period.  Boasting the widest 3G network in the country with a subscriber base of more than 9 million people, more people will now be able to access DStv channels".

To start enjoying Vodacom DStv mobile subscribers will be required to sign up and provide personal details before getting access to the service.  For the introductory period access will be for five (5) television channels, namely SuperSport Blitz and Tanzanian broadcasting corporation's premium broadcast channel TBC 1, B4U Music, Euro News and SawSee.

During the launch, Dstv Mobile General Manager East Africa, Felix Kyengo, elaborated the great step his company has made by partnering with Vodacom.  The partnering is a natural fit as we are now able to reach a substantial number of Tanzanians country wide through their existing widest 3G network coverage" he commented. 

Through new services Vodacom subscribers will be empowered with a modern technology to their hands enabling them to entertain, educate and even inform in a convenient way including those in rural areas.

Vodacom will not only continue to provide the best and fastest network, but also offer real value in products and services and to live up to the company's promises of being a partner in the country's development.

And this is because Vodacom understands the important role of communication in the development of any nation; we are playing our part at a time when connectivity has become a basic need. We want to show that it is possible to connect the whole country and not just folks in the comfortable environment of urban areas.


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