Telecoms news from Rwanda
Rwanda's telecoms regulator has announced that the country's mobile phone customer base passed the 6 million mark earlier this year. ...more.
Rwanda's telecoms regulator has warned that unregistered SIM cards will be disconnected if the users identity is not provided to the mobile networks by the end of this July. ...more.
The Rwandan government -- through the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) -- and South Korea's KT Corp have announced a joint venture to deploy a LTE network in the country. ...more.
Rwanda's telecoms regulator, RURA has announced that the mobile networks will have to start collecting customer ID documents for their existing prepay customers from the start of February 2013. ...more.
The mobile network operator, Millicom is to deploy mobile money services for women entrepreneurs throughout Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana. ...more.
Rwanda's telecoms regulator, RURA has said that the country may follow Kenya's lead and issue an order to the mobile networks to block the use of counterfeit mobile phones. ...more.
MTN's Rwandan subsidiary has refuted claims by the regulator that its network is failing Quality of Service tests, but says that it will be upgrading its network in the reportedly affected areas. ...more.
Bharti Airtel has committed to investing US$100 million in its Rwandan subsidiary over the next three years. The announcement was made during a country visit by the Group's CEO, Manoj Kohli. ...more.
Rwanda's Ministry of Disaster and Refugee Management (Midimar) has started handing out mobile phones to sector leaders to assist with communications during disasters. ...more.
Bharti Airtel's African arm is reported to have bought the tower network infrastructure owned by Rwanda's bankrupt Rwandatel. ...more.
South Africa's MTN Group has increased its stake in MTN Rwanda by a further 25% to take its holding to 80%. ...more.
India's Bharti Airtel has announced that it has been awarded a GSM and 3G license in Rwanda, expanding its African continental footprint to 17 countries. ...more.
WiMAX network operator, Augere has announced that it will launch its Qubee branded fixed wireless service in Rwanda in late November. ...more.
Rwandan telco, Rwandatel has confirmed that it will be meeting with its creditors after a local court ordered the company to liquidate its assets to repay debts. ...more.
South Africa's MTN has said that it will support plans by the Rwandan government to float its 10 percent stake in MTN Rwanda onto the local stock market, ending speculation that MTN might try to buy the stake instead. ...more.
The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has cancelled the mobile network operating license held by Rwandatel for allegedly failing to meet its license conditions. ...more.
South Africa based MTN has launched borderless roaming across five countries where it has subsidiaries - Botswana, Rwanda, Uganda, Swaziland and Zambia. ...more.
The Rwandan government is reported to be planning a stock market floatation of its stake in MTN Rwanda later this year. ...more.
MTN Rwandacell has expressed concerns over delays by rival network operator, Rwandatel to pay what it claims is an outstanding debt accrued from interconnection fees. ...more.
The Rwandan government has announced plans to scrap sales taxes (VAT) on mobile phones, although that was then offset by a rise in the excise duty on airtime from 5 to 8 percent. ...more.