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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 ...

HAPSMobile inks deal to develop mobile internet connectivity in Rwanda

Published 31 Jul 2020 10:26 CET | Rwanda

HAPSMobile said it has signed an agreement with Rwanda's ICT ministry to conduct a Joint Research Project (JRP) that studies the use of High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) ...

Nauka-Svyaz connects Millward Brown servers

Published 23 Jul 2020 12:09 CET | Rwanda

Moscow operator Nauka-Svyaz has connected to its cloud backup service the server infrastructure of Millward Brown ARMI-Marketing, part of the the Kantar Group. The company ...

Rwanda sees over 60% of public secondary schools connected to internet this year

Published 16 Jul 2020 15:50 CET | Rwanda

The Rwanda Education Board (REB) said it expects to reach 62 percent of secondary public schools with internet connectivity by the end of this fiscal year, up from the ...

UCC aims to devise online business regulation under Northern Corridor Integration Project

Published 06 Jul 2020 11:31 CET | Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is examining ICT structures under the Northern Corridor Integration Project in order to come up with a policy to regulate online ...

Crystal Telecom, MTN Rwanda project 12% revenue growth in 2020

Published 01 Jul 2020 10:03 CET | Rwanda

Crystal Telecom and associate firm MTN Rwanda are projecting revenue growth in 2020 of about 12 percent, buoyed by increased Mobile Money and data use, the New Times ...

Airtel Rwanda partners with World Remit for international money transfers

Published 23 Jun 2020 10:49 CET | Rwanda

Airtel Rwanda has announced a partnership with online service WorldRemit to facilitate its customers to transfer money across the world. Airtel Money customers will be able ...

MTN Rwanda reinstates P2P transfer fees but keeps other mobile money services free

Published 23 Jun 2020 10:43 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda says it has revised its Mobile Money Person to Person (P2P) transfer fees effective 22 June. On March 18, the operator had scrapped charges for P2P transfers, ...

Motiv upgrades LTE in Yekaterinburg, Yugra, Yamal

Published 16 Jun 2020 13:59 CET | Rwanda

Russian mobile operator Motiv, trading in several regions of the Urals, said it has expanded and upgraded its LTE network in the Yekaterinburg, Yugra and Yamal-Nenets ...

Rwanda partners with ITU and Unicef to bring connectivity to all schools

Published 09 Jun 2020 14:28 CET | Rwanda

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Unicef have selected Rwanda as a test land in Africa for the Giga initiative, which aims to provide internet connectivity ...

Airtel Rwanda supports taxi-moto cashless payments to contain coronavirus

Published 02 Jun 2020 09:40 CET | Rwanda

Airtel Rwanda has announced its support for motorcycle taxis in Kigali with cashless digital payment options and brand new reflective jackets, as public transport recommences ...

MTN Rwanda expands airtime credit to data bundles

Published 28 May 2020 15:08 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda announced that MTN Ihereze, the company's pre-paid credit service that gives customers advance airtime when their balance runs low, has been upgraded to include ...

Rwandan mobile money transactions grow 450% in 4 months

Published 26 May 2020 10:20 CET | Rwanda

The value of funds transferred via mobile money grew by 450 percent between January and April to RWF 40 billion, the New Times reported citing data from Rwanda Utilities ...

Canal+ and WarnerMedia launch Cartoon Network, TNT in Rwanda

Published 20 May 2020 10:55 CET | Rwanda

The Canal+ Group and WarnerMedia said they are now offering WarnerMedia channels such as TNT and Cartoon Network on the Les Bouquets Canal+ in Rwanda, Broadcastprome reports. ...

 

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