Airtel to invest USD100m and launch 3G in Rwanda

28 May 2012

The newly launched Rwandan mobile operator Airtel is expecting to introduce 3G services within the next few months. The firm launched its 2G networks in March this year, becoming the country’s third cellular network operator after MTN and Millicom/Tigo. The CEO of parent company Bharti Airtel, Manoj Kohli, recently visited the group’s operation in Rwanda and is promising an investment of USD100 million in the country over the next three years. Mr. Kohli commented: ‘Our strategy for Rwanda is in harmony with the government’s vision to make telecommunications a priority.’ He added: ‘We plan to work closely with the government to provide access to affordable telecoms products and services across the country.’