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1. Cybercrime Touted as Key new ICT Policy Focus Area.
  Friday, September 23, 2016  by Admin

Innovation and cybercrime should be among the key areas in implementing national policy on Information Communication Technology (ICT).

The Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Professor Faustin Kamuzora, said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that stakeholders should consider changes that have occurred in the recent years in the sector.

2. UN Study Says Digital Payments Boost Revenue About Us.500m Annua
  Wednesday, September 21, 2016  by Admin
3. New telecom firm business structure to begin in 2016
  Monday, November 16, 2015  by Admin
  IN a move expected to take the Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) a notch higher, the company is currently finalising restructuring in its business operations with the view to turn around its business practices model in 2016.
4. ICT propels entrepreneurship drive but economy dent wealth creation
  Wednesday, November 11, 2015  by Admin
  Mobile phones and other digital technologies have emerged tops among factors playing a decisive role in promoting entrepreneurship in the country and creating job openings in the national economy.

The role of information and communication technology (ICT) in the national endeavour for free enterprise is recognised in the year’s prosperity index rankings where Tanzania has made progress on only two categories.

It has performed dismally in six of the indicators used by The Legatum Institute to rank countries on the basis of their prosperity with the Economy and Social Capital variables being the main underperformers.

Ability to promote and create private enterprise is one of the eight indicators that the London-based think tank uses in surveys to measure a country’s prosperity.
5. Tanzania's teledensity seen reaching 100pc in five years
  Wednesday, November 11, 2015  by Admin
  Boosted by the skyrocketing use of mobile phones, Tanzania’s teledensity is expected to reach 100 per cent in less than five years with the Universal Communications Services Access Fund (UCSAF) playing a pivotal role.

The teledensity surged from 10 per cent in 2005 to 71 per cent last year mostly driven by the exponential growth in mobile phone penetration. Mobile phone users reached 34.1 million mid this and subscriptions are estimated to grow at more than 20 per cent annually.

UCSAF Acting Chief Executive Officer Albert Richard said currently about 89 per cent of the country had access to communication services with the remaining 11 per cent to be covered by 2020.
6. Seven people die in separate incidents in Bukoba District
  Wednesday, November 4, 2015  by Admin
  At least seven people were killed in separate incidents including four of them slashed by assailants, who are yet to be identified at Ilongero village in Bukoba District.
7. Nation's first virtual telecom operator to promote ICT services
  Monday, June 8, 2015  by Admin
  Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has licensed the nation’s first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) with a focus on increasing access to affordable Information, Communication and Telecommunication (ICT) services in rural areas.
8. State keen on ensuring cyber security
  Thursday, November 20, 2014  by Admin
  IN a move to fight cyber crime and protect citizens from falling prey to cyber criminals, the government will next year table in Parliament three bills whose aim is to ensure protect electronic transactions and personal data information as well as ensure security.
9. TRA hails new customs integrated system as big success
  Wednesday, November 12, 2014  by Admin
  THE Tanzania Customs Integrated System (TANCIS) implemented early this year, has simplified the process of clearing import and export goods through port, airport and border posts in the country.
10. Kikwete advocates use of e-govt in combating graft
  Thursday, November 6, 2014  by Admin
  President Jakaya Kikawete has said that African countries need to adopt an alternative approach including the use of e-government to fight corruption which is increasingly becoming a challenge to many countries.
11. BoT e-system to clear cheques within hours
  Friday, October 24, 2014  by Admin
  Starting early next year, commercial banks will be empowered to submit cheque lists at the Bank of Tanzania twice a day, allowing them to pay clients within hours. The announcement was made by Senior Legal Counsel in the Directorate of National Payment System, George Ben.
12. TPC to avail internet services in remote areas
  Friday, October 10, 2014  by Admin
  TANZANIA Posts Corporation (TPC) says it is determined to expand its internet services to remote areas, to cope with stiff competition in the wake of advanced information and communication technology (ICT).
13. Invest, trust in youth ICT skills - govt agencies urged
  Friday, October 10, 2014  by Admin
  GOVERNMENT agencies were advised to invest and trust in local youth when it comes to developing Information Communication Technology (ICT) systems instead of relying on foreign developed software.
14. Minister Mbarawa advocates video conferences to reduce travel cost, risks
  Wednesday, October 8, 2014  by Admin
  The government has launched a video conference project to be employed in public institutions envisioned to reduce unnecessary expenses and improve time management. Speaking to officials from four regions via the Video Conference, during the launch yesterday in Dar es Salaam, Communication, Science and Technology Minister Professor Makame Mbarawa explained that with use of video conferences, no leader shall be unnecessarily required to physically move from region or town to another.
15. Pact seeks Dar's science, technological development
  Wednesday, October 8, 2014  by Admin
  THE Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian government, on the establishment of an Information Communication Technology (ICT) resource centre at Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST).

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