4G LTE launched in Rwanda

Rwanda has become the latest African country to join the 4G LTE network following the launch of the service in Kigali the country’s capital.

Rwanda’s Minister for Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, said that the rollout of 4G LTE will speed up national development goals by speeding up ICT based services as well as creating jobs and proving new opportunities to deliver better services nationwide.

“This launch enables people to accomplish their dreams and new ideas will blossom. The launch of 4G LTE is one of many activities that our Government is putting in place so as to achieve a middle class knowledge based economy targets by 2020,” the minister said.

He also reiterated government’s continual support for ICT literacy to make the service to impact the lives of Rwandans.

Patrick Nyirishema, the director-general of Rwanda Utility Regulatory Agency (RURA) added

“It is a new addition to the ecosystem, whatever benefits citizens were receiving due to ICT development in the country, will now increase in terms of speed and efficiency,” Nyirishema said.

We are increasing accessibility and Internet speed, we are making it easier for people to do business and have impact on fellow citizens.”

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