8 December, at 22 : 36 PM Print
The massive prepaid population in Rwanda on the MTN Rwandacell network can now enjoy multimedia services on the Ericsson solutions for multimedia and charging. This makes MTN Rwandacell the first to commercially deploy Multimedia Telephony (MMTel) based on IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) throughout. The mobile telecommunications giant company now has a prepaid solution for multimedia services using the same account as for voice. All subscribers to the network can now enjoy the state of the art service. Rwandans in households, as well as business users, can all have an equal opportunity to have chat, presence and video communication on mobile or fixed networks.
According to Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Agency (RURA), prepaid mobile subscribers constitute more than 80 per cent of Rwanda’s telecom market. MTN Rwandacell is the largest of the three players (MTN, TIGO and RWANDATEL) in the market, with about 90 per cent of the market share. Thus, transformation of its network into an IP-based converged network and migrating all of its subscribers to a common IP-based service platform, it has secured high-quality voice and multimedia services and made them available to its subscriber base, whether they are on prepaid or post-paid plans.
Mobile telecommunications giant, Ericsson was instrumental in the attainment of this achievement by MTN Rwandacell. Ericsson has deployed the IMS-based Multimedia Telephony Solution combined with Ericsson Charging System, the world leading real-time convergent charging solution, which is part of the overall Operations Support System and Business.