The cost of an SMS while roaming in Rwanda is US cents 12 in bundles and US cents 22 out of bundle; Uganda US cents 12 in bundle and US cents 22 out of bundles while in Kenya sending an SMS will cost US cents 11 in bundles and US...
Today the Government of Rwanda has moved to accelerate its plans to transform Rwanda into a cashless economy and achieve 80 percent financial inclusion by 2017. Rwanda's commitment to using information and communications technology (ICT) for financial services was made as it officially joined the Better Than Cash Alliance, an...
The government of Rwanda  has launched online registration for newborns, deaths, marriages and divorces, among others, as a way of consolidating the country's statistics and coming up with timely and accurate figures. The web-based application which is being piloted in Huye District, Southern Province will have a pilot study which...
Rwandans will soon have affordable devices for internet connectivity that they can pay for on a long-term basis, according to the country’s director general in charge of ICT in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Didier Nkurikiyimfura, at the 11th edition of the ICT Literacy and Awareness campaign in...
Microsoft and the Rwanda Ministry of Educationhave signed an agreement to reduce the price of Microsoft software programs for the benefit of education. The agreement seeks to ease the availability of Microsoft program licenses to allow brand updates for new programs at low costs. The Ministry will be allowed to use...
Sunil Mittal, founder of Airtel and Mark Zuckerberg the Facebook founder met over dinner to discuss the future of communications and potential partnership with Airtel. The meeting comes at a time when telecom companies in general are worried about the disruption being caused by social networking sites and Internet services companies. An...
Facebook announced a new initiative called SocialEDU wants to bring collaborative online education to the nation of Rwanda. Part of Facebook's previously announced Internet.org project, the new initiative will enlist the help of Nokia for hardware support, local carrier Airtel for data subsidy, and the Rwandan government for financing...
MTN Group Limited has announced that it has agreed to sell its tower portfolios in Rwanda and Zambia to IHS Holding Limited (“IHS”). MTN will sell a total of 1,228 mobile network towers to IHS’s subsidiaries in Rwanda and Zambia, comprised of 524 and 704 towers respectively, for undisclosed...
Korea Telecom(KT)  plans to review its business projects in Africa as its new CEO Hwang Chang-gyu wants to focus on bolstering the firm’s competitive edge in the domestic telecommunication business, said KT officials who are close to the matter, Thursday. This means that the company will fold or scale down...
The prohibitive roaming call rates have caused discomfort among the business community and ordinary Rwandans who want to communicate with friends and relatives across the region. The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency’s (Rura) and other telecom regulators in the EAC reviewed roaming call rates, meaning that when one calls someone...