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Airtel slashes call rates to Europe and Sudan

By at May 22, 2015 | 6:08 pm | 0 Comment

Airtel slashes call rates to Europe and Sudan

Airtel Rwanda has unveiled new call tariffs to Europe in countries more so to Western Europe as it bids to attract the expatriate clintele. The new tariff for the international pack to call Europe will see customers call for as low as Rwf30 per minute through the Rwf300 daily international pack of 10 minutes. Customers can simply dial *456*300# to enjoy the new more...

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Rwanda, Ericsson sign ICT deal

By at March 6, 2015 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

Rwanda, Ericsson sign ICT deal

Ericsson one of the leading communication companies in the world have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) with Government of Republic of Rwanda on the smart Rwanda project in Barcelona, Spain. The project is part of the country's vision 2020 and its subsequent mid-term economic development and poverty reduction (the EDPRS II) and the ICT sector strategic more...

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BNR clears telecoms on cross border mobile money

By at February 25, 2015 | 2:04 pm | 0 Comment

BNR clears telecoms on cross border mobile money

The  National  Bank of  Rwanda-BNR  has given a go ahead to  telecoms, Airtel Rwanda and MTN  Rwanda cell to   transact  cross border  money , a product  has   been delayed  since   late 2014. The Central Bank which is the financial regulator says that the two  telecoms  fulfilled the  requirements  that  were asked  to   take on  the cross more...

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Smartphone to help Rwandans for HIV testing

By at February 6, 2015 | 2:53 pm | 0 Comment

Smartphone to help Rwandans for HIV testing

US researchers who have been conducting test in Kigali, Rwanda have found a way to turn a common Smartphone into a quick and easy device to conduct field tests for HIV and syphilis. Using an attachment that costs Rwf 23,000 to make, a far cry from the standard Rwf 1.5m for diagnostic tests blood drops are tested for the diseases' antibodies in minutes instead of 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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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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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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