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  • Mwl. Julius K. Nyerere
  • Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume
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The importance of the communications sector as a facilitator of fast economic development for Tanzania is clear. The sector plays an important role in facilitating other sectors of the economy through providing communications infrastructure and services to allow fast information flow, exchange and sharing amongst customers for increased efficiency, improved performance and productivity. Liberalization In this sector is at heightened levels starting specifically in 2005. 

The communications sector is governed by the Telecommunications Policy (1997), ICT Policy (2003), Information Broadcasting Policy (2003) and Postal Policy (2003). It is regulated by Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) which is a body set up by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Act (2003). All sub-sectors (telecommunications, Postal, courier, information and communications technologies, encompassing broadcasting services) are now treated as one sector due to sharing converged technology, services and regulation.

There is still room for further expansion of communications services in Tanzania considering the size of the country and the fast growing demand for communications services resulting from the growing population. You can get comprehensive information on various development programs, policies, strategic plans which aim on having high quality, effective and accessible to all, delivered by a well performing and sustainable  components of Communication, Science and Technology Sector through Institutions under the Ministry which include: Tanzania communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Dar es Salaam Institute of Science and Technology (DIT), Mbeya  University of Science and Technology (MUST), Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Tanzania Post Corporation (TPC), Tanzania Telecommunication Company Limited (TTCL), Tanzania Atomic Energy (TAEC), Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH).

Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT)
Mbeya University of Science and Technology (MUST) Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Arusha (NM-AIST)
Tanzania Posts Corporation (TPC) Tanzania Telecommunication Company Limited (TTCL)
Tanzania Atomic Energy (TAEC) Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)
 
Source: Government Portal Content Committee, Last Reviewed on : 2015-10-12 19:15:02
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