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Kagame says ICT has accerelated Rwanda’s development

By at October 31, 2014 | 10:59 am | 0 Comment

Kagame says ICT has accerelated Rwanda’s development

President Paul Kagame says Rwanda’s growth has been largely due to the use of ICTs in implementation of national programs. The country has expereinced an average 8% growth over the past decade. “We have placed ICTs at the center of our education and development programs,” Kagame said during the 19th Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, South Korea. Due more...

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Rwanda re-elected to ITU council body

By at October 29, 2014 | 11:16 am | 0 Comment

Rwanda re-elected to ITU council body

Rwanda has been named yet again as a member state of the Council for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). This is after Rwanda earned 110 votes at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, South Korea. The policy-making council ensures that the ITU keeps up with changes in the telecommunications environment. The council also rules on more...

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ICT should be at the core of development

By at October 24, 2014 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

ICT should be at the core of development

Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, today addressed the 19thInternational Telecommunication Union plenipotentiary conference in South Korea. The conference is taking place in Busan, South Korea, and is attended by 3000 delegates from 175 ITU member states, sector members and observer organizations, including over 104 Ministers, 35 Deputy more...

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Cross border mobile money stiffens as Airtel joins the scuffle

By at October 20, 2014 | 4:55 pm | 0 Comment

Cross border mobile money stiffens as Airtel joins the scuffle

It all started with Tigo Rwanda launching   its remittance service between Tanzania and Rwanda early this year, with subscribers from both countries able to receive and send money to each other. Hardly after four months, Tigo Rwanda’s General Manger Tongai Maramba echoed that the cross border transactions had registered positive outcomes in terms of number of more...

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Rwanda Telecoms Anticipate Increased Revenues With A Harmonized Tariff, Reports KT Press

By at October 16, 2014 | 9:20 am | 0 Comment

Rwanda Telecoms Anticipate Increased Revenues With A Harmonized Tariff, Reports KT Press

Telecom operators in Rwanda are enthusiastic about the new ‘One Network Area’ initiative that has set harmonized calling rates in East Africa. The move is expected to boost revenues and stimulate trade. Mobile phone users are expected to increase consumption after governments in East Africa imposed over a 60% reduction on roaming rates. Earlier this month, more...

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Changes at Airtel as new Marketing Director is announced

By at October 11, 2014 | 10:34 am | 0 Comment

Changes at Airtel as new Marketing Director is announced

[caption id="attachment_2367" align="alignnone" width="600"] Indrajeet Kumar Singh[/caption] Airtel Rwanda has announced the appointment of Indrajeet Kumar Singh as the new Marketing Director of the telecom. Singh has been the Country Head for Usage & Revenue at Airtel Networks Kenya for the past year and before at Essar telecom Kenya limited in more...

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MTN to launch cross border mobile money

By at October 10, 2014 | 10:21 am | 0 Comment

MTN to launch cross border mobile money

The sleepless nights at   the Nyarutarama based MTN Rwanda are getting close to an end as the operator announces that it will launch its long awaited cross border mobile money next month. This means that an MTN Rwanda client will be able to send money to the MTN Uganda subscriber across the border without switching SIM cards. “We are working with MTN Uganda more...

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Rwandan startup wins Microsoft grant

By at October 4, 2014 | 2:04 pm | 0 Comment

Rwandan startup wins Microsoft grant

A local I.T startup company Afnov has been awarded $20,000 grant by Microsoft to develop an application that impacts change in society. Microsoft Corp. today announced seven new African startups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship to fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to highlight Africa’s ‘future growth pole’. The more...

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Another Private TV hits Airwaves as competition gets stiffer

By at September 30, 2014 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Yego television last week hit the airwaves testing its signal, bringing the number of private Televisions to four since they were given a green light to operate two years ago by the sector Regulator, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority-RURA. Yego TV broadcasting will be focusing on general content production cross cutting through all sectors including news more...

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More internet investments as Rwanda positions itself as service hub

By at September 25, 2014 | 11:37 am | 0 Comment

More internet investments as Rwanda positions itself as service hub

The country is banking on internet to position itself as a services and logistics hub given its strategic position in East and Central Africa. The country has embarked on spearheading the ICT sector mainly internet connection to provide enough bandwidth for business transactions, a move that will help boost its economic muscle in the region. Rwanda   is more...

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