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Tanzania has a population of 48.4 million people and geographically covers 945,000 square Kilometres (of which 62,000 sq. Km is covered by water). 73% of the population live in rural areas. As of 2013, approximately 65% of the population and 35% of the land area are covered by at least one of the 12 licensed mobile network operators, and by 2015 this is projected to increase to 80% population and 40% land area coverage. This means that by 2015 there will still be nearly 600,000 sq. Km of land area and more than 9.5 million citizens of Tanzania outside the reach of essential telecommunications services. According to studies by The World Bank, 8% of the population can’t be served economically by mobile network service, but this figure is reduced significantly due to AMN’s innovative low-cost solution which allows very small populations to be viable at the same times as maximizing the coverage area of a single cell and the population served.

AMN is investing $84 million to build 700 mobile network base stations in Tanzania. Each of these will be connected to one of the licensed operators. The AMN network will serve a total population of 5.5 million people (11% of the population), with an average of 8,000 people served by each base station and generating an estimated 2.6 million new mobile subscribers worth circa $85 million per year in gross airtime revenues.