Halotel is a mobile communications company, providing voice, messaging, data and converged services in Tanzania. It is owned by Viettel Global JSC which is the state-owned investment company from Vietnam investing in the telecommunications market in several countries worldwide. Halotel was launched in October 2015 and deployed in all 26 Tanzanian regions.
The Tanzanian telecom market is one of the most competitive markets in Africa and Tanzania has over 71% mobile phone penetration. The company aims to capitalize on the providing a very wide coverage as quickly as possible and it claims to cover over 81% of the country’s area soon to be the higher than any of the major providers. Halotel has successfully obtained licenses for its mobile money services HALOPESA to help it compete with Tanzania’s well established operators.