Second Vice President of Zanzibar, Ambassador Seif Ali Idd launches Zantel’s first 4G LTE network in Zanzibar
Latest technology with very fast internet speed is coming to Zanzibar
- Double network coverage to reach 80% of the population covered in Tanzania
Second Vice President of Zanzibar, Honorable Ambassador Seif Ali Idd has today launched the first 4G LTE network in Zanzibar to enable the people of Zanzibar to embrace the latest technology, easily and with very high speed.
Speaking at the event, Honorable Ambassador Seif Ali Idd said 4G network will allow the people of Zanzibar to learn, earn, and compete in the global marketplace on a level pitch.
‘As shareholders of Zantel, the government of Zanzibar is proud of the advancement Zantel has made over the years, and by bringing this fast Internet connectivity to Zanzibar they present an opportunity for development and advancement to the people of Zanzibar’ said Ambassador Seif AlI Idd.
The 4G technology will improve customer experience and speed up all the internet activities such as accessing Skype, video conference facilities, YouTube, and all social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp.
Also speaking during the 4G LTE launch event, Zantel Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Benoit Janin said Zantel is taking the lead in innovation by making the world more accessible to the citizens of Zanzibar.
‘Zantel has developed a reputation for breaking new ground in Zanzibar’s mobile landscape and we have always remained at the forefront of innovation. Today’s launch of 4G LTE is a key milestone for Zantel Family’.
Mr. Janin also reaffirmed Zantel’s commitment to the people of Zanzibar by stating that: ‘Zantel will continue its commitment to invest in new technologies as we aim to meet the needs of our customers and bring to people the fastest, easiest and most affordable mobile internet services.’
Alongside the launch of 4G LTE, Mr. Janin also announced the expansion of Zantel’s network coverage across the Mainland, ensuring the widest and most reliable coverage. Zantel network will indeed cover 80% of the population in Tanzania in the coming weeks.
‘We are doubling Zantel’s network coverage on the Mainland and we will continue to expand our reach and improve the quality of service to all our customers in Tanzania,’ confirmed Mr. Janin.
Since Millicom group has purchased Etisalat 85% shares in Zantel end of October 2015, Zantel has embarked into a complete new journey with a strong investment program in network quality, coverage and better customer experience together with bringing the latest technologies to Zanzibar and also to the rest of Tanzania.