M. L. Luhanca

in Telecommunications in Africa

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780195102017
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854936 | DOI:

Series: Communication and Society


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Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL), a public-switched telephone network (PSTN), is the official provider of message transmission services in Tanzania. Basic provisions include voice mail, digital information exchange, and radio connections. Despite these developments Tanzania has seen congested networks, inadequate trunks, low maintenance of facilities, lack of staff training, late and faulty billing, and insufficient switching capacities. Because of these issues, there has been some innovation in callbacks or call re-originations, mobile cellular phones, data and paging links, express mail, and internet access. In addition to these inventions Tanzania has seen various restructuring programs that mainly involve regulations from government, the promotion of effective and efficient leadership among organization members (those who belong in the telecommunications commission), and the alleviation of data traffic.

Keywords: Tanzania; telecommunications; PSTN; data transmission; innovation; technological advancement; congestion; government

Chapter.  3348 words. 

Subjects: Knowledge Management

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