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 into Rwanda late last month.

Khaled Mikkwai, MTN Rwanda's Managing Director (image:

“We continued with our aggressive push for market penetration especially in rural areas,” MTN’s Chief Marketing Officer, Yvonne Makolo in an email to Business Times.

Under the new pricing, MTN’s 250Mb package will be reduced to Rwf3 000 (R38) from Rwf6 000 (R77), while the price on the 5GB will be reduced from Rwf30 000 (R380) to Rwf15 000. On the 500Mb package, the price dropped from Rwf10 000 to Rwf5 000.

The company also noted that the new prices will be available on MTN Internet (3.75G) and MTN Hotspot (Wi-Fi. “The expiry period for 250Mb, 500Mb and 1Gb is 30 days, 5Gb, 10Gb and 20Gb is 90 days. While the 5Mb and 50Mb packages were scraped off effective April 16th,” Makolo added.

“The Broadband and VPN packages have been revised; speed is faster with better quality of service and at very good rates,” the statement said.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor