The Zantel story is one of investment, one of innovation, one of potential award-winning customer service.
But, above all, it is one of growth and the ability to deliver the tremendous benefits of mobile communications in Tanzania.
With roots going back to 1999, Zanzibar Telecom Ltd. became a joint venture between
The government of Zanzibar 18%
Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETISALAT) 65%
Meeco International of Tanzania 17%
Zanzibar Telecom Ltd was launched on 19th July 1999. However, Zantels commercial operations commenced a month later
in the month of August 1999. With its own international gateway, Zantel offers International communication service
at extremely competitive rates.
Zantel shareholders include Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (ETISALAT), the Government of Zanzibar,
the Kintbury Investments of the Channel Islands and MEECO International of Tanzania
According to Wireless Intelligence June 2007, Zantel is the fastest growing operator in the region.
Zantel has its own international gateway and was the first to reduce rates on international calls by 60%. Zantel was the first to introduce wireless internet in Tanzania
Zantel was the first to introduce per second billing in Tanzania
Zantel offers Internet and High Speed Data Network in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar enabling customers to browse the
Internet and access business applications such as Internet based e-mail accounts
Zantel has recorded tremendous growth upon introduction of its services in the Tanzania Mainland Zantel is a total communication company offering fixed, mobile and data servicesZantel is a good corporate citizen and has been at the forefront in supporting various initiatives, especially
education and sports
Zantel's diverse clientele includes the personal customer to the public and private companies, including other operators.