MIC Tanzania Limited
MIC Tanzania Limited ( tiGO ) is the oldest wireless Telecommunications company in Tanzania with 13.6% market share in the country. MIC Tanzania Limited ( tiGO ) was formerly known as Mobitel when it started to offer mobile telecommunication services in Tanzania, it was then known as Buzz when the company started to use GSM network in 2001. Since 2006 the mobile phone company is commonly referred to as tiGO in the aftermath of the full control taken by Millicom International Cellular to the company.
The mobile company was the first licensed operator in the Tanzanian cellular market. tiGO, which at the time known as Mobitel was partially state owned launched the first analogue ETACS network in Dar es Salaam in 1994 and on Zanzibar the following year. tiGO introduced its GSM services in August 2001. As at December 31, 2006, tiGO's GSM network was consisting of 501 base stations with the capacity to handle a maximum of 740,000 concurrent subscribers, and covered about 50% of the total population in Tanzania.
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