Communications in Rwanda


Communications in Rwanda

Telephones - main lines in use:23,200 (2002)

Telephones - mobile cellular:134,000 (2003)
In January 2006, there is one provider, [http://www.mtnrwandacell.co.rw/ MTN Rwandacell] with over 200,000 subscribers; Terracom/Rwandatel is poised to enter the market in early 2006. Government investment in the Rwandan telecommunication sector is growing and has been successful so far. [http://www.summitreports.com/rwanda/index.htm]

Telephone system:telephone system primarily serves business and government
"domestic:"the capital, Kigali, is connected to the centers of the prefectures by microwave radio relay; the remainder of the network depends on wire and HF radiotelephone. Kigali, and several provincial capitals have cellular phone services.
"international:"international connections employ microwave radio relay to neighboring countries and satellite communications to more distant countries; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) in Kigali (includes telex and telefax service)

Radio broadcast stations:AM 0, FM 8 (two main FM programs are broadcast through a system of repeaters, three international FM programs include the BBC, VOA, and DW-World), shortwave 1 (2005)

Radios:601,000 (1997)

Television broadcast stations:2 (2004)

Televisions:NA; probably less than 1,000 (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):4 (2005) [http://www.rinex.org.rw/members/]

Internet Users:

25,000 (2002)Country code (Top level domain): RW

:"See also :" Rwanda


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