MTN Rwanda cuts mobile data pricing as competition increases

26 Apr 2012

Cellular operator MTN Rwanda has halved the price of some of its mobile data bundles as it faces up to increased competition after the launch of third operator Airtel last month. Under the new pricing, Business Times reports, the price of MTN’s 250MB data package will be reduced to RWF3,000 (USD5.03) a month from RWF6,000, while the price of the 500MB option will drop from RWF10,000 to RWF5,000 and the 5GB tariff will be cut from RWF30,000 per month to RWF15,000. MTN controlled around 70% of the Rwandan mobile market at the end of 2011 according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, with Millicom’s Tigo unit accounting for the remainder. India-based firm Bharti Airtel launched Rwanda’s third mobile network in March this year after claiming to have completed the fastest ever greenfield network deployment in sub-Saharan Africa.

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