Monday, 9 February 2015

Rwanda signs exclusive partnership on the use of GSMA to boost digital inclusion through mobile broadband

Rwanda signs exclusive partnership on the use of GSMA to  boost digital inclusion through mobile broadbandKIGALI (TOA)- In a move implement mobile broadband as a key enabler for digital inclusion and economic growth, Rwandan government has signed on Feb.5, 2015, an exclusive agreement with one of the pan-European mobile technology, known as GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile, Special Mobile Group) to to undertake a series of initiatives to increase citizens’ access to mobile broadband technologies across the country.

The Rwandan minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana explained that the country’s broadband connectivity has now become a key competitive differentiator in the global economy with a pressing need to adopt ICT, particularly in sectors such as health, government, education, agriculture, business and finance.”

It is said that health care is one of the industries where technologies is currently being adopted very quickly in the country, as the solution to the problems created by the old system of doing things, including, for example, the way patients' information and data are stored in health care centres from remote areas.

By launching this innovation, Rwandan government argue that several solutions have been tested, where by electronic communication in the health care sector in general has many advantages over traditional face-to-face meetings. Read More...

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