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13 September, at 07 : 08 AM Print
The Rwanda Utility Regulatory Agency (RURA) has warned Telecom companies to work out their issues or face tough punishments over on and off network connection.
This was said by the Director of RURA Regis Gatarayiha during a visit by the Prime Minister Pierre Damien Habumuremyi on Tuesday.
“We have talked to them and told them to sort out the problems in their networks. We have been having mechanisms of warning, but we have decided that we are going to start making them pay heavily,” said Gatarayiha.
This comes following various complaints around the country due to breaking internet connections. Telecom companies provide most of the internet connection in the country.
Asked about the reason why the country still has one TV station, Gatarayiha explained and said that the entrance of the new TV stations is being delayed by the complete migration from analog to digital.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has put2015 as the deadline for the analog to digital migration.
On the issue of contractors who collect garbage and decide to put their own charges hence cheating people, Gatarayiha said that measures to address the issue were also in the pipeline and that the problem will be solved soon.