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Low digital literacy as Government embarks on ICT training

By at January 29, 2015 | 11:13 am | 0 Comment

Low digital literacy as Government embarks on ICT training

The government is embarking on  increasing ICT training  to curb down  the low digital  literacy  that has   hampered the  country’s efforts to  shift to  technology  based economy. The government  believes that to achieve a  technology led economy  must  have  at least 80 percent of  the  population   that  are able  to  understand and more...

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Airtel Rwanda joins battle for free voice packs

By at January 29, 2015 | 10:49 am | 0 Comment

Airtel Rwanda joins battle for free voice packs

Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean PhilbertNsengimana with Damien O'Sullivan, the CEO of ICDL Foundation exchanging documents after signing  them  today at Hotel  Serena The tight competition    within the telecom sector is pushing operators to more attractive packages to entice subscribers to hold on unto their network. The operators MTN  ,Tigo  and more...

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Tigo calls for incubator applications

By at January 27, 2015 | 10:06 am | 0 Comment

Tigo calls for incubator applications

Local technology startups have an opportunity to grow their enterprises, thanks to Tigo tech incubator centre, think. The incubator has opened applications for second intake under its accelerator incubation program for Africa, a statement from the telecom firm indicates. The six month program aims at supporting tech startups to “develop innovative digital more...

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USAID gives mobile applications development skills to Rwanda’s young entrepreneurs

By at January 24, 2015 | 4:14 pm | 0 Comment

USAID gives mobile applications development skills to Rwanda’s young entrepreneurs

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) project ‘Akazi Kanoze’  has partnered with international technology companies to provide mobile applications development skills to young entrepreneurs in Rwanda. Some of the partnered companies like Mozilla and Souktel as well as Rwanda’s Workforce Development Authority have expressed their more...

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Telcos shift competition ploy to rewarding agents, distributors

By at January 21, 2015 | 11:43 am | 0 Comment

Telcos shift competition ploy to rewarding agents, distributors

As the competition within the countries budding telecom   sector rages on, operators are now shifting ploy to   entice distributors and agents, who have become   vital in the sector’s franchise business. The three telecom operators MTN Rwanda Tigo and Airtel Rwanda have been rewarding their agents as well as distributors to   increase customer satisfaction, a more...

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Subscribers to wait longer for cross-border mobile money

By at January 16, 2015 | 11:31 am | 0 Comment

Subscribers to wait longer for cross-border mobile money

Airtel and MTN   subscribers in the region   have to wait longer   after the two operators postponed the date of implementation of cross border mobile money last year to unknown date this year. The two  operators  had announced  late  last year that they are  in plans of  harmonizing  their mobile  money platforms  to allow  their  subscribers   more...

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Hosting websites abroad costing Rwanda’s internet growth-report

By at January 14, 2015 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

Hosting websites abroad costing Rwanda’s internet growth-report

[caption id="attachment_2470" align="alignnone" width="361"] Michael Kende, Internet Society Chief Economist, the reports’ Co Author[/caption] Despite  the recent  efforts  by  government  to bolster the internet  sector, experts  say  lack of  local  content  hosting is  pushing  costs of internet   higher, thus  slowing down  its usage. The more...

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Call freedom as regional subscribers welcome scrap of roaming charges

By at January 13, 2015 | 10:35 am | 0 Comment

Call freedom as regional subscribers welcome scrap of roaming charges

[caption id="attachment_2464" align="alignnone" width="480"] Teddy Bhullar, Airtel Rwanda Managing Director greets Mtn Rwanda's CEO, Ebenezer Asante while Tongai Maramba, CEo at Tigo rwanda on Left looks on[/caption] Am now comfortable that even when I don’t have airtime, I can still receive my calls from home, says Mutesi Scovia, a   Rwandan   on holiday in more...

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Hopes for lower 4G LTE internet prices on course

By at January 9, 2015 | 10:59 am | 0 Comment

Hopes for lower 4G LTE internet prices on course

[caption id="attachment_2461" align="alignnone" width="480"] Dongwon Rhee, marketing officer at Olleh networks Rwanda, Chantal Umutoni, head of corporate Affairs, sales and distribution at Tigo and Peter Brunt, Vice president, East Africa iroko tv[/caption] The   launch of  Fourth  generation  Long-Term  Evolution-4G LTE last year  saw the  ushering in  more...

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New mobile ventures unite to link up fans, celebrities

By at January 6, 2015 | 2:45 pm | 0 Comment

New mobile ventures unite to link up fans, celebrities

Kirusa, an established operator in voice messaging and social media mobile apps in emerging markets, today announced a partnership with Net Solutions, Rwanda's leading mobile and web content provider. This partnership will enable top Rwanda celebrities like Jay Polly, Lil G, and Tidjarat Kabendera to personally engage with fans through Kirusa's social media more...

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