Thursday, 13 November 2014

First ever faster Internet broadband network launched in Rwanda

KIGALI (TOA) - Rwanda has joined a few other countries to enjoy Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet services that will replace the previously used 3G Internet giving faster speed, according to an official statement issued Wednesday in Kigali.

Reports said that under Rwanda's second blueprint of its Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS2) program, the government targets to have 95 per cent of citizens with access to fast and secure 4G LTE Internet by 2017.

It is said that A 4G LTE network is one that operates at the leading edge of speed and reliability while 3G refers to a networking standard in cell phone technology that is capable of providing high-speed data service to mobile devices.

Speaking at the launch of this service, the Minister for Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana said :"the rollout of 4G LTE will speed up national development goals by speeding up ICT based services as well as creating jobs and proving new opportunities to deliver better services across the country." Read More....


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