MTN and Airtel Launch 4G Networks in Rwanda, Boosting Connectivity and Digital Solutions

Rwanda’s mobile operators MTN and Airtel mark a milestone with individual 4G LTE network launches.

Rwanda’s MTN and Airtel mark a significant achievement with 4G LTE network launches in the country.

Previously, Rwanda relied on a single wholesale network for 4G and 5G technologies, but the government’s new broadband policy allowed more players in the market, prompting MTN and Airtel to unveil their 4G networks.

Airtel Rwanda was the first to obtain its 4G license, emphasizing its commitment to providing affordable quality connectivity services to all Rwandans. MTN Rwanda, with over 60% market share, plans to improve connectivity, data speeds, and internet access with its 4G technology.

By the end of March, MTN Rwanda boasted 6.9 million mobile subscribers, 2.2 million active data subscribers, and 4.4 million mobile money subscribers, while Airtel Rwanda had almost four million mobile subscribers. The introduction of 4G technology is seen as a major step towards Rwanda’s digital progress.

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