Tigo, a mobile network operator in Tanzania, has launched its 4G LTE technology, according to a news release on its website.

The wireless communication technology is expected to give Tigo’s customers increased speed – up to 5 times from the current 3G technology – and quality of internet access through the network. Tigo’s 4G services will cover Masaki and Mlimani City areas within Dar es Salaam for now.

“Our plan is to fully cover the city by end of July, ensuring quality coverage in Kinondoni, Ilala and Temeke in places such as Upanga, Posta, Tegeta, Mbagala, Tabata, Kimara, Mbezi, Ukonga, Salasala, Mikocheni, Msasani, Sinza and so on”, said Tigo’s Interim General Manager Cecile Tiano.

Tigo has 8.5 million total subscribers countrywide, the company recently announced plans to invest $120 million in 2015 on its network expansion and improvement; part of which includes scaling up it 3G sites and fibre network countryside.

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