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Yesterday, Tigo Rwanda, a subsidiary of Millicom, announced at the 2015 Transform Africa Summit in Kigali, the launch of 4G internet services accessible on all enabled smartphones.

This positions Tigo as the first operator to offer its customers uninterrupted, on-the-go access to 4G internet on their phones. This announcement follows the recent unveiling by Tigo of a 4G on mobile offer specifically for the Samsung J1 Ace users.

The presentation was graced by the presence of Rwanda’s ICT Minister, Hon Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Cynthia Gordon, Executive Vice President, Millicom , – Africa Division alongside Tongai Maramba, Chief Executive Officer, Tigo Rwanda and Mr. Patrick Yoon, CEO, Olleh Rwanda Networks.

Tongai Maramba, Chief Executive Officer- Tigo Rwanda, said:

“Transform Africa is the right platform for us to present the biggest 4G LTE news since 4G in Rwanda. Allowing our customers to take 4G high speed internet with them without interrupting voice services aligns well with the summit focus this year – ‘Accelerating digital innovation’.  As Rwanda’s leading Telecommunications and Internet provider, I am delighted that we have attained this milestone.”

In recent weeks, Tigo Rwanda was first in line to bring 4G on mobile, an offering tailored specifically to post-paid customers using the Samsung J1 Ace.

Cynthia Gordon, Executive Vice President, CEO Africa Division, Millicom, noted: “Today’s launch in Rwanda is part of our digital lifestyle drive across Africa to deliver great connectivity and great services for our customers I am delighted to be in Rwanda to witness an innovation that lights the way towards a digital transformation.”

Han-Sung Yoon, Chief Executive Officer of Olleh Rwanda Networks commented:   “Over the past one year since 4G commercial launch, oRn’s critical mission has been expansion. The 4G network is expanding towards our target coverage of 95% of the country by 2017; the service expansion is on track with such partnership with Tigo Rwanda. Together, we look forward to providing exceptional digital experience and value to users of 4G services through various innovative solutions” 

Tigo customers with 4G-enabled smartphones will be able to get their SIM upgraded right from the Tigo booth at the Summit Exhibition booth or from any other Tigo Store across Rwanda.

Tigo 4G Sim Card of all sizes allowing Voice and Data are available from any Tigo Service Centre for 1000 RWF.