MTN Rwanda calls for fibre-optic network access

30 Jul 2008

MTN Rwanda has called on the government to give it access to the country’s new 2,000km fibre-optic network once it has been fully deployed next year, reports AllAfrica.com. The cellco says that limiting the network to government use would be unfair. COO Andrew Rugege said that expanding fibre-optic infrastructure to the district level is a positive move, but warned: ‘What is not a good plan is to put that in place and deny access to the businesses people. I hope they have no plans to do that’. Minister of ICT Romain Murenzi, who is overseeing the project, says the government will make ownership and usage decisions once the network is established. According to him, the government may eventually lease out the network, sell it completely, or use it themselves.

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