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Tanzania – Messaging Regulations

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2018 10:59PM UTC
Tanzania – Messaging Regulations
General Information:
  • Handset delivery receipts supported - YES
  • Multipart messages are supported – YES
  • Mobile Number Portability (MNP) supported - No
  • Approximate time to provision 2 Way Sender ID – 6-8 weeks
  • Major networks - Tigo, Zantel, Airtel, Halotel Viettel, Vodacom
Supported Traffic Types:
One Time Passwords (OTP) YES  
Alerts, Reminders, Notifications (ARN) YES
Marketing (MKT) YES
Supported SenderID Types:
Alphanumeric YES*
Short Code YES**
Local Long Code NO
International Long Code NO
*Generic Alphanumeric originators are NOT allowed. Alphanumeric originators require registration
**For 2-Way Messaging

Maximum Message Length:
Encoding Used Single Message Long Message
GSM* 160 153 (per message)
Unicode 70 67 (per message)
ASCII 160 153 (per message)
Latin-1 140 134 (per message)
*GSM is the predominant character encoding
Forbidden Content Topics:
  • Politics/Electoral
  • Adult or Otherwise Inappropriate Content
  • Violence
  • Gambling
  • Religious
  • Racial

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