Rwandatel, Belgacom sign roaming agreement

7 Aug 2009

The post-paid clients of Rwandan mobile operator Rwandatel will be able to access roaming services with over 500 telecoms operators worldwide, writes local daily The New Times citing the cellco’s officials. The announcement follows an agreement between Rwandatel and Belgian telecoms company Belgacom International Carrier Services (Belgacom ICS), under which Rwandatel’s post-paid subscribers will be able to access voice and SMS services on any roaming network affiliated to Belgacom. ‘This is a key differentiator for Rwandatel in meeting the requirements of the post-paid subscribers,’ said Patrick Kariningufu, CEO of the Rwandan cellco, adding, ‘In an increasingly intricate and competitive retail market, we acknowledge the importance of partnering with an established recognised leader in international mobile services.’ The report adds that Rwandatel has attracted around 400 post-paid customers since the platform was launched in April this year.