Video call made over Rwandatel's 3G network

2 Sep 2008

According to AllAfrica.com, President Paul Kagama has made a video call over Rwandatel’s new 3G network. The operator – currently testing UMTS services ahead of its official launch next month – says it has so far constructed 80 base stations out of 154 to be deployed nationwide. The money behind the rollout is believed to be coming from Libyan company Lap Green, which acquired an 80% stake in Rwandatel in October 2007. The investor has promised to spend USD317 million over 15 years to improve telecoms in Rwanda, including USD87 million in the first year.

Rwanda, Rwandatel