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The government of Rwanda has launched a new US$30 million Research and Innovation Fund (RIF) at a national innovation-focused symposium hosted in Kigali this week. The country's Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente said the resource will be used to support research and research-based innovation, and link aspiring...

Rwandan ISP Broadband Systems Corporation (BSC) has signed a contract with VT iDirect for the expansion of its business-focussed VSAT satellite services in Rwanda and neighbouring countries. A press release from VT iDirect says that the new platform will enable BSC to provide high speed connectivity to multinational companies, small-and-medium enterprises...

MTN Rwanda is to utilise 900MHz UMTS technology to expand its 3G service coverage. The firm currently uses the 900MHz band to provide 2G services and says that all of its 2G base stations will now also support 3G technology. Kigali Today reports that MTN is expecting to invest USD20...

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has approved the acquisition of 100% of Millicom International Cellular (MIC) subsidiary Tigo Rwanda by smaller rival Airtel Rwanda. The merger will reduce the country’s mobile market from three players down to two, with the combined Tigo/Airtel unit jumping...

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