The United Republic of Tanzania, President's Office Regional Administration and Local Goverment, Mbeya Region

Telecommunication

Communications happens to be a very important sector for today’s development.

All districts in Mbeya Region are served by telecommunication networks such as landline telephones, cellular phones internet cafes and postal services. Table 4.6 shows that in 2008, the Region had been served by four cellular phone companies namely Vodacom, Airtel, Tigo and Zantel.

Tanzania Telecommunication Company Limited (TTCL) provided land line telephone services to all districts and cellular phone services in Rungwe, Kyela, Mbeya Rural and Mbeya urban districts. Other telecommunication services are internet cafes which are also available in all the districts with Mbeya urban leading with 30 cafes.

The Post and Sub Post Office services are available in all districts. The situation reveals that there are only two TV stations in the Region located in Kyela and Mbeya urban districts; however there are nine radio stations one in Kyela and eight in Mbeya urban.