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Tanzania

Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition have led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities.

  • Population: 41,048,532 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 179,849 (2009)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 14.723 million (2009)
  • Internet hosts: 24,724 (2009)
  • Internet users: 520,000 (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

TCRA Type Approval

Electronic communications equipment to be used for connection or access to the public electronic communication networks and wireless communications equipment to be used in the United Republic of Tanzania require type approval issued by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). Approval is generally issued based on review of foreign standard test reports, but TCRA reserves the right to require testing. The applicant for approval must be a local supplier, importer or distributor. 

Compliance International can help you complete type approval in Tanzania with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process to avoid unnecessary delays. 

 

 

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

TCRA Type Approval

Electronic communications equipment to be used for connection or access to the public electronic communication networks and wireless communications equipment to be used in the United Republic of Tanzania require type approval issued by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). Approval is generally issued based on review of foreign standard test reports, but TCRA reserves the right to require testing. The applicant for approval must be a local supplier, importer or distributor. 

Compliance International can help you complete type approval in Tanzania with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process to avoid unnecessary delays. 

 

 

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products: