Wananchi Group of Companies has launched its fast internet services in Dar es Salaam today.
Known as Zuku Fire, the company’s internet speed will go up to 100Mbps, according to chief executive officer, Thomus Hintze.
Zuku Fire will be distributed via Zuku Fibre, a leading provider of Fiber to the Home (FITH) internet services across in East Africa.
The service, according to Mr Hintze, provides Triple Play packages including internet,
digital television and telephone.
In addition to internet access, it also provides a bouquet of digital television and a telephone line for the home which offers free calls.
"The service is designed to meet customer needs through online content such as short videos, movies though one package,’ he said.
The launch in Dar es Salaam means that the service will now be available in Msasani, Mikocheni, Kawe, Mbezi Beach and Upanga suburbs as well as in other areas across the central business district.
According to Mr Hintze, the service will be rolled out to other regions including Dodoma, Mwanza and Arusha depending on demand.
“Reports show that data consumption in Tanzania is three times higher than in Swaziland and that is why we have come up with the service to make life easier,” he said.