Monday, May 25, 2009

Mobile internet service to boom in Tanzania

A new mobile Internet Service Provider (ISP) known as Dovetel (T) Ltd, which has been granted a license to operate in Tanzania, has appointed Zimbra, a division of yahoo to provide an email platform for its customers in the country. This follows the approval granted by the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) as per law before a related company could function in the country. Yahoo internet is a world leader in open source email and collaboration software. According to a report released in Dar es Salaam recently said that, the new internet service provider has been chosen due to its long experience in the field alongside with its affordability, reliability and innovation have been the most criteria for the selection of the new underlying platform for Dovetel customers.

Most African countries south of Sahara desert still lacks reliable internet communication due to poor infrastructure. Unlike in European countries the internet services is more reliable and efficient. Mobile internet services is the best solution to African countries.

Most importantly, the new service would take care of virus scanning of emails as well as removing spam on behalf of all customers as part of the service. Business customers would also have their own domain name in their email address, which means reflecting the names of their respective companies. Dovetel (T) Ltd was founded in 2005 by Tanzanian scholar Professor Peter Chitamu with the purposes of capturing the growing demand for modern communication in Tanzania. Professor Chitamu is a lecturer of telecommunication studies at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Very cool news.