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Rwanda : Number of mobile phones reaches 4.62 million

9 July, at 07 : 00 AM Print

Rwanda | Number of mobile phonesMobile phone penetration has increased to 43percent as of end of May 2012 referring to Rwanda Regulatory Agency statistics released recently on its official website.

The figures issued are numbers of daily active revenue generating phone users as explained by RURA’S online publication.

Penetration rate increased by 1percent in April-May 2012, mainly due to the entrance of another telecom giant, Barti Airtel Rwanda, as statistics show.

110,763 new mobile phone users were registered as of May, half of the new members being from Airtel Rwanda and 34,951 from MTN Rwanda and the other 20,412 from Tigo Rwanda.

The total number of phone users increased up from 4,508,666 in April to 4,619,429 this May. MTN Rwanda still leads in terms of the most phone users with their total at 2,987,213 and Tigo Rwanda at 1,576,816 and the new entrant Airtel Rwanda with 55,400.

RURA projects that by December 2012, the mobile phone penetration rate will have reached at 60percent.

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