Tanzania ranks 77th in GCI 2019, an improvement of one position over last year.
Tanzania is a starter in ICT development, but it has made impressive improvements in mobile broadband subscriptions, paired with an increase in smartphone penetration over the past year. Demand for cloud migration has also been growing, slowly but continuously.
Mobile and Internet penetration have increased rapidly since 2011, but for much of the population in Tanzania, affordability remains a barrier to access. Infrastructure investment is also required to connect remote and rural areas. If these areas remain unconnected, a digital divide may emerge as some Tanzanians remain excluded from the benefits of mobile services.