Chinese company to launch pay-TV and broadband services

7 Aug 2007

According to, Chinese company Star Communication Network Technology Co Ltd has officially launched a subsidiary in Rwanda to provide pay-TV and broadband internet services. The local unit, Star Africa Media Co Ltd, seeks to construct a wireless digital pay-TV station based on the DBV-T standard and will deploy broadband cable in Kigali. ‘Construction work of a pay-TV station will be completed at the end of this year. This is the first phase of the project,’ CEO and chairman Xinxing Pang said, adding that the second phase to deploy a broadband system will commence in the first quarter of 2008. Pang went on to say: ‘We are going to provide internet to the people in Kigali first and they shall be accessing it using their mobile phones.’