Launching mobile operations in Rwanda

Millicom International Cellular S.A. has officially started its mobile operations in Rwanda.

Millicom was awarded its license in December 2008 and is the third operator in the Rwandan market. The service is launching with approximately 50 per cent coverage of the population, with plans to extend coverage significantly over the next three years. In addition, we have deployed 3G infrastructure in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, and other key urban centres.
Operating under the Tigo brand, the service will focus on making mobile services affordable and accessible, with per second billing, low denomination recharges and a flat rate tariff of 1.5 RWF per second across all networks. Mikael Grahne, President and CEO of Millicom, said, “With a population of 10mn, mobile penetration of less than 20%, and a rapidly developing economy, Rwanda is a highly attractive market for Millicom. With our focus on affordability and our strengths in distribution and innovation, we believe we can make mobile voice and value-added services a reality for the mass market in Rwanda.”
Millicom International Cellular S.A. is a global telecommunications group with mobile telephony operations in 14 countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa. It also operates cable and broadband businesses in five countries in Central America. The group’s mobile operations have a combined population under license of approximately 266mn people.

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