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Tanzania and Rwanda agree to promote telecommunications sector

Published 21 Jul 2021 13:25 CET | Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of

The Tanzania and Rwanda governments have agreed to cooperate to promote the telecommunications sectors of the two countries, The Citizen reported. Rwandan Minister of ICT ...

Rwandan govt ties up with MasterCard Foundation, Cenfri to boost digital financial inclusion

Published 08 Jun 2021 10:26 CET | Rwanda

The Rwandan Ministry of ICT and Innovation, MasterCard Foundation and Cenfri have signed a tripartite MoU for a three-year digital transformation programme, New Times ...

MTN Rwanda goes live with Whale Cloud digital BSS

Published 02 Jun 2021 10:45 CET | Rwanda

Whale Cloud announced that MTN Rwanda has gone live with Whale Cloud's digital BSS suite as part of its endeavors to revamp its Business Support System, enhance customer ...

Rostelecom reaches 100,000 users of learning platform Spherum in first month

Published 05 May 2021 11:27 CET | Rwanda

Russian company Digital Education, a joint venture of the national operator Rostelecom and the internet company Mail.ru Group, has announced that the user base of its online ...

MTN Rwanda shares start trading on RSE

Published 04 May 2021 12:38 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwandacell has listed its shares on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) as planned. They started trading 04 May....

MTN Rwanda launches fintech subsidiary with Kagame as CEO

Published 03 May 2021 09:53 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has received approval from the National Bank of Rwanda to set up its financial technology subsidiary, Mobile Money Rwanda, effective 27 April. The operator has ...

MTN Rwanda shares to start trading on 04 May

Published 19 Apr 2021 16:16 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwandacell (MTN Rwanda) announced that it will list on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) on 4 May, following approval from the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and the Rwanda ...

Airtel Rwanda and Unicef launch Internet of Good Things healthy living portal

Published 26 Mar 2021 11:14 CET | Rwanda

Airtel Rwanda and Unicef have launched the Internet of Good Things in Rwanda, providing information and resources in English and Kinyarwanda to promote healthier living. The ...

MTS leads in broadband speeds in Moscow - study

Published 23 Mar 2021 13:04 CET | Rwanda

Broadband speeds in Moscow are on average 30 percent higher than in other Russian regions, according to a study carried out by TelecomDaily. The research is based on tests ...

Rwandan ICT sector expands by 29% in 2020 as GDP shrinks by over 3%

Published 23 Mar 2021 11:07 CET | Rwanda

The Rwandan ICT sector grew by 29 percent in 2020, the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) show, according to New Times. It was one of ...

MTN Rwanda launches PAYG music streaming service

Published 08 Mar 2021 11:41 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has announced the launch of MusicTime!, a time-based music streaming service with access to local and international music content, and no charges for data used. ...

MTN Rwanda considers setting up financial tech firm

Published 26 Feb 2021 11:05 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda is considering setting up an independent company to take on and operate its financial technology operations. CEO Mitwa Ng'ambi said that financial technology is ...

Rwandan mobile payment volumes rise 206% in 2020, transactions up 85%

Published 24 Feb 2021 11:16 CET | Rwanda

In 2020, the value of Rwandan mobile payment volumes increased by 206 percent to RWF 7.18 billion from RWF 2.35 billion in 2019, New Times reported, citing statistics from ...

Airtel Rwanda opens 7 new service centres, 30 Airtel Money branches

Published 04 Jan 2021 15:09 CET | Rwanda

Airtel Rwanda has officially launched seven new service centres and 30 Airtel Money branches in Kigali. Airtel Money branches are a new approach by the operator to provide ...

Rwanda Media Commission plans to register YouTube channels

Published 23 Dec 2020 10:20 CET | Rwanda

The Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) has announced plans to register YouTube channels that operate as media houses, as a way to make them more accountable, New Times reported. ...

MTN Rwanda to list on Rwanda Stock Exchange

Published 22 Dec 2020 08:24 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda says it will list on the Rwanda Stock Exchange in early 2021, New Times reported. The company reported a profit of RWF 6.8 billion after tax in 2019 and revenues ...

Rwanda authority orders Airtel to halt controversial brand campaign

Published 17 Dec 2020 11:49 CET | Rwanda

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has ordered Airtel Rwanda to stop a controversial advertising campaign that has been running for weeks, The New Times reported. ...

Babylon to provide Rwanda health centres with digital, AI tools

Published 15 Dec 2020 13:50 CET | Rwanda

Babylon says it will help the government of Rwanda digitise its healthcare system by introducing digital tools, such as digitally enabled triage. The digital tools will help ...

Poa! Internet wins Africa50's Rwandan innovation challenge with prospects for international expansion

Published 03 Dec 2020 11:04 CET | Rwanda

Pan-African investment platform Africa50 will pilot a high-speed broadband concept for homes and SMEs on low income and in semi-rural areas of Rwanda, New Times reported. In ...

MTN Rwanda launches Mobile Money API

Published 11 Nov 2020 10:45 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has announced the launch of its Mobile Money API to enable local developers to create services that accept mobile money payments. The interface of the API is ...

Rwandan cabinet approves draft law on data protection and privacy

Published 09 Nov 2020 14:19 CET | Rwanda

Rwanda's Cabinet has approved a tightening of rules on data protection and privacy, New Times reported. A new law seeks to safeguard fundamental rights to privacy by ...

MTN Rwanda receives GSMA Mobile Money Certification

Published 26 Oct 2020 15:04 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has become the first provider in Rwanda to gain the GSMA Mobile Money Certification. The scheme was launched in April 2018 and relies on an independent assessment ...

Eneza Education launches Shupavu SMS learning in Rwanda in partnership with Mastercard

Published 14 Oct 2020 14:38 CET | Rwanda

Rwanda's Eneza Education has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to launch an SMS-based learning platform in Rwanda. The platform will enable students to remain engaged ...

MTN Rwanda brings in advance notifications for MoMo cash withdrawals to prevent fraud

Published 28 Sep 2020 10:43 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has started a new cash withdrawal process aimed at curtailing mobile money fraudsters, New Times reported. According to Teta Mpyisi, the brand and sponsorship ...

MTN Rwanda CTO moves to Facebook

Published 24 Sep 2020 10:47 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda chief technology officer Fabrice Ndatira is set to join Facebook, New Times reported. Ndatira has been working at MTN Rwanda since August 2018, before which he ...

 

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