Tigo’s Business Unit to Develop Fibre and Cable Services

Local and International Businesses Will be Able to Benefit From Tigo’s Own Extensive Fibre Infrastructure

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, May 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE ) — Tigo Tanzania (http://www.tigo.co.tz) announced today that it has created a “Tigo Business” unit to develop a series of products using high-speed fibre connections to support the needs of the country’s large corporate organisations as well as its small and medium-sized enterprises.

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tigo 2 Tigos Business Unit to Develop Fibre and Cable Services

The newly-established team plans to launch these new services from the third quarter of 2014 by deploying Tigo’s existing fibre network and expanding it. Local and international businesses will be able to benefit from Tigo’s own extensive fibre infrastructure, which supports its mobile network, and on which there is considerable capacity to support the high-speed connectivity now required by so many Tanzanian companies.

Tigo is part of the international telecommunications and media company Millicom, many of whose other operations offer such business-to-business services. In Tanzania, the fibre deployment is within the company’s overall investment plans.

The company is also exploring the potential for deploying cable services to consumers in relevant urban areas and expects a pilot service to be underway later in 2014.

Tigo’s General Manager Diego Gutierrez said “I am delighted that we now have this Unit to drive forward our fibre offer to Tanzanian businesses. Just as we have been innovating in our core mobile service for many years, we are now taking the next step by creating a high-speed opportunity that can help transform companies’ performance and support growth in the local economy.”

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Tigo Tanzania.

About Tigo:

Tigo (http://www.tigo.co.tz) started operations in 1994 as the first cellular network in Tanzania. It now covers 30 regions in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. Tigo strives to be Tanzania’s most innovative mobile phone operator, offering services ranging from affordable mobile voice communications to high speed Internet access and mobile financial services through Tigo Pesa.

Tigo is part of Millicom which provides affordable, widely accessible and readily available cellular telephone services to more than 50 million customers in 13 emerging markets in Africa and Latin America.

The success of Tigo is based on the “Triple A” strategy, which stands for Affordability, Accessibility and Availability. We create a world where mobile services are affordable, accessible and available everywhere and to all. This guarantees that our subscribers experience the best services at the most affordable rates throughout all 30 regions in both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.

“SMILE, YOU’RE WITH TIGO”

CONTACT:

For further information visit: http://www.tigo.co.tz
or contact:
John Wanyancha – Corporate Communications Manager
Mobile: 0658 123 089
john.wanyancha@tigo.co.tz

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