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Tigo to launch video service

By at May 26, 2015 | 9:51 am | 0 Comment

Tigo to launch video service

[caption id="attachment_2727" align="alignnone" width="480"] Telecommunication Company Tigo-Rwanda is launching a new on-demand service targeting its 2.5 million customers in the country[/caption] The Telecom is working with Video on demand firm Vonetize, which operates a paid-for mobile-focused streaming service in Africa under the Aflix brand. It is now in 34 African more...

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Airtel Rwanda weighs down MTN’s international call packs

By at May 23, 2015 | 4:25 pm | 0 Comment

Airtel Rwanda weighs down MTN’s international call packs

Airtel Rwanda has  cut  down   international  call packs   amid tight  competition  from the  country’s telecom sector, a move that gives the  market  leader MTN Rwanda  a heavy blow after  revising  its  foreign   call packs  upwards.  This follows   a recent   move by  Airtel  to  make  all  transactions  for its Airtel money free, more...

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Crystal Telecom launches IPO

By at May 22, 2015 | 6:12 pm | 0 Comment

Crystal Telecom launches IPO

Crystal Ventures telecom a subsidiary of Crystal Ventures Company yesterday officially launched the initial public offering (IPO) of its shares in MTN Rwanda cell limited. The company has offered twenty percent shares it owns in the telecommunications giant which was its only investment to date. The share price has been set at RWF 105 per share and interested primary more...

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MTN shares cross-listed

By at May 21, 2015 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

MTN shares cross-listed

Crystal ventures limited is cross listing its twenty five percent in mobile telecommunications giants MTN on Thursday at the Rwanda stock exchange (RSE). The IPO opens on Thursday and will last a fortnight to give the public a chance to resale their shares on the secondary market. A total of 270,177,320 shares will be available with each share having an initial more...

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Airtel strengthens presence at border towns ahead of cross border Airtel money launch

By at May 8, 2015 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment

Airtel strengthens presence at border towns ahead of cross border Airtel money launch

Rwanda’s third telecom (based on the subscribers) Airtel Rwanda is now strengthening its foot print in border towns ahead of its cross border Airtel money launch to be announced in few weeks. The Telecom  that has finalized its pilot phase to  ascertain  the compatibility  of its platform with  its  sister  companies  in  Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and  more...

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MTN introduces tax payment platform

By at April 30, 2015 | 1:44 pm | 0 Comment

MTN introduces tax payment platform

MTN Rwanda has partnered with Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) to offer taxpayers an easier way to pay their taxes using the MTN Mobile Money platform. Speaking at the launch of the Mobile Money tax innovation at the MTN offices in Nyarutarama today, MTN CEO, Ebenezer Asante said that this move is aimed at further easing up the process and cost of doing business by more...

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MTN supports school dropouts to resume studies

By at April 24, 2015 | 11:36 am | 0 Comment

MTN supports school dropouts to resume studies

[caption id="attachment_2674" align="alignnone" width="480"] MTN Human Resource General Manager Mary Asiimwe hands over a dummy cheque to the Mayor of Bugesera Louis Rwagaju)[/caption] As part of its cooperate social responsibility campaign, telecommunication company MTN on Thursday  handed over Rwf 8 million to support school children who dropped from studies in the more...

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Kwibuka21: MTN Rwanda commemorates 1994 Genocide against Tutsi

By at April 21, 2015 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

Kwibuka21:  MTN Rwanda commemorates 1994 Genocide against Tutsi

MTN Rwanda joined Rwandans and the world paying respect to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, when they visited Nyarubuye Genocide Memorial Site; the chief executive officer, Ebenezer Asante was leading the staff. Speaking at the Memorial Site, Ebenezer Asante said that MTN as a company continually strives to do what they can to empower local more...

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Tigo boosts financial inclusion with new  product

By at April 3, 2015 | 8:52 am | 0 Comment

Tigo boosts financial inclusion with new  product

In a bid to widen its revenues accrued from its mobile money platform- Tigo cash, the country’s second operator by subscriber base has   introduced a new option likely to boost financial inclusion. The  product  that will allow Tigo cash  subscribers  to  open accounts   and  save   while  getting  an   interest   from their  savings  is seen more...

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Telecoms cut deal with Airline to provide mobile money payment options

By at April 3, 2015 | 8:50 am | 0 Comment

Telecoms cut deal with Airline to provide mobile money payment options

[caption id="attachment_2628" align="alignnone" width="480"] (L-R) Kenya Airways Country Manager Ms. Pauline Kariuki and Airtel Rwanda Chief Financial Officer Mr. Tano Oware after the launch of KQ flight payments on Airtel Money[/caption] As the   Mobile money business with in the country’s growing telecom sector   continues   to stiffen, operators are now more...

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