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Posts Tagged ‘MTN Rwanda’

  • MTN Africa

    Rwanda: MTN to unveil cross-border money service

    October 13, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: MTN to unveil cross-border money service

    MTN Rwanda will integrate its mobile money system with that of MTN Uganda this coming November. This will, according to the company, allow subscribers to send and receive money between the two countries. MTN Rwanda GM, Norman Munyampundu stated that...

  • Telecom Tower

    East African Telecoms rush to cut calling rates

    October 8, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on East African Telecoms rush to cut calling rates

    According to reports MTN Rwanda announced on Monday, October 6, that it has cut down charges on call for its roaming subscribers ahead of Wednesday’s launch of One Network Area Agreement. MTN follows Kenya’s Safaricom who slashed their rates to...

  • MTN Discounts

    MTN Rwanda slashes roaming tariffs in Kenya

    October 8, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Rwanda slashes roaming tariffs in Kenya

    MTN Rwanda has lowered its roaming charges across East Africa by implementing the One Network Area concept within the East Africa Community (EAC). According to MTN, customers roaming on all networks in Kenya, both prepaid and post-paid, will now be charged...

  • MTN

    MTN & Skrill ink Mobile Money partnership

    September 9, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN & Skrill ink Mobile Money partnership

    MTN and Skrill have inked a partnership agreement focused on helping MTN subscribers to take part in the global digital revolution by being able to use funds in their mobile wallets to buy from global internet brands integrated into the Skrill network. MTN...

  • IHS announced today that it has completed the acquisition of 1,269 mobile network towers from MTN Group  (image: Wikimedia)

    IHS completes MTN tower take-over

    May 2, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on IHS completes MTN tower take-over

    IHS Holding Limited (IHS), one of Africa’s largest independent mobile infrastructure provider, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of 1,269 mobile network towers from MTN Group Limited’s operations in Rwanda and Zambia representing...

  • Rwanda has had to bear the brunt of roaming fees (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Rwanda: mobile users want roaming rates scrapped

    November 26, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: mobile users want roaming rates scrapped

    Calling family and loved-ones across regional and international boundaries can be expensive, especially in the holiday season. For this reason, Rwandan mobile phone users would like to see the practice of roaming rates abolished. Roaming fees were adjusted...

  • Ericsson Head Quarters

    MTN rolls out Ericsson’s Converged Wallet in Rwanda

    November 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN rolls out Ericsson’s Converged Wallet in Rwanda

    Ericsson today announced that MTN Rwanda has deployed its Converged Wallet m-commerce solution. The launch brings easy-to-use, next-generation mobile financial services to MTN Rwanda’s subscribers, including mobile phone users that do not have access to...

  • MTN Rwanda responds to service delivery fine

    September 25, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Rwanda responds to service delivery fine

    Rwandan telecommunications regulator Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) recently imposed a fine on mobile service provider MTN Rwanda, as the regulator claims that MTN Rwanda has been delivering poor services and continued network failures But the...

  • MTN Rwanda fined for poor service

    September 21, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN Rwanda fined for poor service

    Rwandan telecommunications regulator Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) has imposed a fine on mobile service provider MTN Rwanda for what it claims is due to poor services and network failure. MTN Rwanda is the country’s largest telecom operator...

  • 45% of Rwandans have access to mobile phones

    August 29, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 45% of Rwandans have access to mobile phones

    A media report published in The New Times states that approximately 45% of Rwandans have access to a mobile phone. The article refers to the 2012 edition of the World Bank’s Information and Communication for Development Report and the statement that there...

  • MTN Rwanda to give 1% profit back to community

    May 30, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN Rwanda to give 1% profit back to community

    Mobile phone operator MTN Rwanda revealed that it will be ploughing 1% of their profit back into the Rwandan economy by investing it in the MTN Foundation, which helps to develop the local community. MTN Human Resource Manager Marry Ashimwe commented that MTN...

  • MTN Rwanda drops data prices

    April 25, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Rwanda drops data prices

    MTN in Rwanda has announced that they will be reducing their pricing on data bundles – by almost half. The new pricing structure will come into effect for post-paid and top-up users, as it tries to compete with the entry of India’s Bharti Airtel...

  • Rwandacell: MTN Group gets additional 25% stake

    October 6, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwandacell: MTN Group gets additional 25% stake

    Crystal Ventures Limited and the Government of Rwanda have collectively sold a 25% stake in MTN Rwandacell Limited to South African mobile services provider MTN Group. According to I-Net Bridge, the transaction, which was concluded in Kigali last week and...

  • Rwanda: 7 million users lack mobile phones

    September 25, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: 7 million users lack mobile phones

    MTN Rwanda has about 7 million people who have no access to mobile phones. At least half of them are potential customers. This is according to Yves Kimenyi, MTN Rwanda Senior Manager for Information Systems. “Rwanda’s total population is about 11 million...

  • Rwanda reviews mobile call charges

    February 21, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Rwanda reviews mobile call charges

    This morning, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) announced that it has commissioned a study to establish whether the current interconnection fee among telecom operators is favourable or if it should be lowered to allow for more balanced...

  • Rwandan operator slashes call rates

    March 18, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Rwandan operator slashes call rates

    Mobile operator Tigo Rwanda, has slashed call rates by 88,9% and SMS rates by 95% in response to intense competition in the industry. The promotion, only available for the next six months, is applicable for Tigo to Tigo calls. Users would pay Rwf10 per minute...