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MTN Rwanda, the country’s telecommunications leader, has announced that it recorded just over four million subscribers as of 1st September 2015.
According to Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Agency (RURA) July 2015 report, Rwanda’s mobile penetration rate was at 72.6% with over 8.1 million subscribers.
Speaking about this momentous achievement, MTN Rwanda CEO, Gunter Engling said, “Each person at MTN was focused on reaching this milestone before the end of the third Quarter. By hitting this milestone, MTN Rwanda has maintained and cemented its position in the market both in terms of market share and value share.”
Starting out as an exclusive GSM network providing Voice and Short Message System (SMS) services in 1998, MTN’s portfolio has exponentially grown to include mobile and fixed data, Mobile Money services, Enterprise solutions and other Value Added Services. With a footprint that is covered by 3.75G and EDGE networks as well as an extensive Fiber network, the company continues to invest heavily in infrastructure to expand its capacity and coverage across the country which stands at 99.9%.
MTN Rwanda has seen significant growth in data and digital services in the past year, mainly due to increased smartphone penetration and improved 3.75G coverage as well industry innovations. MTN Mobile Money growth has also been impressive with the rollout of various payment services including school fees, RRA tax and license fees, fuel, water bill payment as well as international remittance with Western Union and MTN Uganda.
“We have made good progress on delivering on our strategy as we continue to explore opportunities to expand our product offering into the digital space,” added Engling.
Mr Engling continued to thank MTN subscribers for their loyalty to the network over the years as well as the dedication of staff in making this goal a reality.
“We are grateful to our subscribers, the Government and the regulator as well as our technology partners for their support and having the confidence in our staff who help drive the success of MTN Rwanda. Our accomplishments would not have been possible without the heartfelt commitment and unified efforts of our dedicated staff and management and I thank them for their continuous commitment.”
He added that MTN has pledged to continue investing in the development of convenient, innovative and affordable communication solutions for customers and will carry on building Rwanda’s human capital particularly in the areas of technology, health and education through its CSR activities, and most importantly, continue to focus on its customers.
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About MTN Rwanda:
MTN Rwanda (MTN RWANDACELL Ltd) has been in operation since 1998 with over 4 million subscribers and still growing. In its vision of leading the delivery of a bold, new, digital world to customers, the company offers new and innovative packages and services and keeps up with the latest trends in communications to satisfy its customers.
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