The iHub Research team has worked up an infographic on Tanzania to match their past ones on Kenya and Uganda. We’re looking at 50% mobile phone penetration in Tanzania, with about 22 million connected, where Vodacom has the largest market share at 42%.
The crazy stat is online: In Tanzania, only 2.5% of the population has access to the internet, 80% of those on mobile phones.
Hats off to Patrick Munyi (@ptrckmunyi) for the great design!
February 2, 2012 at 2:58 am
Thats an opportunityto do business there
April 13, 2012 at 11:18 am
The most shocking concern in this lack of Internet usage would clearly be education. In today’s modern society, access to the web for education is essential for growth and learning. I believe that this may be a significant contributing factor as to why Tanzania is struggling to develop, because without Internet, their people are going to consistently be stuck with outdated education techniques and remain stuck in their ways. I believe that the Internet is possibly the most important development tool out there, and access should at least be available in any country for any citizen. The ability to connect to the world and education is truly priceless and should be a focus in the developing world for years to come.
May 4, 2012 at 5:45 am
Latest figures put internet penetration at almost 11.5% http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats1.htm
Oliver Okwak may have dived into a business opportunity working with a 2.5% figure