More Africa NewsRwanda: MTN wants 100% broadband coverage in rural areas by 2025

June 30, 2022by myles0
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MTN wants to establish itself as a leader in the provision of digital services in Africa by 2025. To achieve this objective, the company is increasing investments in its network in its various African markets.

The pan-African telecommunications group MTN has big ambitions for the Rwandan market. The company plans to bring broadband connectivity to all rural areas of the country by 2025. Group Chairman and CEO Ralph Mupita announced this in an exclusive interview with the local press.

MTN plans to invest in both 4G and 5G to improve its network so that it can offer stable and strong connections. Added to these technologies is 3G, for which the operator holds a licence. For now, the operator accesses 4G technologies and more through another operator. The company intends to remedy this by acquiring more spectra.

Moreover, a broadband policy, currently being developed by President Kagame’s government, should help the company in this project.

This project is part of MTN’s “Ambition 2025” strategy. As the demand for high-speed connectivity continues to grow, the group aims to become the leading provider of digital services in Africa. To this end, the group is increasing investments in its network on its various African markets. In early June, MTN Rwanda strengthened its partnership with Sweden’s Ericsson for the future transformation of its network.

We want all our operators to provide at least 3G service in rural areas. We will determine how to achieve this, either on our own or through partnerships, but we are firmly committed to investing the capital necessary to connect these people, these mothers, aunts and uncles who live in rural areas, ” said Mr. Mupita.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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