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3 April, at 05 : 42 AM Print
Rwanda’s telecommunication business expands as new mega Telecom Company as Airtel penetrates into Rwanda.
The Indian based company hit the Rwandan market with estimated 100 million USD for a period of three years and also the company is committed to add value to the economy and community of Rwanda.
Rwanda is believed to be the fastest growing telecom markets in Africa. In 2011, the statistics showed that the country was at about 38 per cent of the people using phone services both in rural areas and urban centers.
“We are looking to partner with the private sector to provide good quality, accessible and affordable telecommunications services, As Rwandans begin engaging in business ventures and looking for regional partners” Hon. Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, Prime Minister, says.
The rapid growing of communication in Rwanda is facilitated by the government’s plan to lay fiber optic cables that allows people to access information instantly.
According to the Chief Executive Officer Airtel, Manoj Kohli, “We believe that Rwanda is an extremely promising market and this launch further strengthens our footprint in eastern Africa.
It will be our effort to bring world class and affordable services to our customers in Rwanda and add value to the economy”
The Airtel Company operates in 17 countries in Africa and Rwanda was the 17th country to join the family of Bharti Company and it had over 246 million customers across its operations at the end of February 2012.
The company also promised to open up a school in a month time where helpless children will be facilitated to study for free of charge with scholastic materials supplied by Airtel Company.
Such new multi business venture boosts Rwanda’s per capita incomes as people get employed and such companies offers technical skills to local community which can be used also in other fields to develop the country.
Currently Rwanda had two operating telecommunication companies like Tigo and MTN. Now the number has just increased giving option to Rwandan community a multi choice of choosing where to belong according to the affordable prices available.