MTN- Rwanda introduces new data sharing option

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By Daniel Sabiiti

MTN subscribers will no longer have to worry about accessing internet if you are sitting near friend and family who are on the same network and are loaded with data MBs on their phone.

Rwanda’s leading telecommunications provider, today launched the service in which its users can share data bytes in a ‘me-to-you (Me2U) format prompts.

This service basically allows all prepaid users to share data MBs between friends and family on the MTN network, so one never has to go without internet.

The “MTN Internet Me2U” service is the first-of-its-kind in Rwanda. The peer-to-peer (P2P) data sharing solution was initiated in partnership with U2opia Mobile and powered by Fonepass, U2opia mobile’s sponsored data platform

The aim is to raise internet penetration and make internet easily accessible for its subscriber base. The service allows all prepaid users to share data MBs between friends and family on the network” said Teta Mpyisi, the MTN Rwanda Senior Manager, Brand and Sponsorship.

MTN Internet Me2U allows data to be shared between two users, by triggering the USSD short code *825*10#. This innovative data sharing service allows MTN subscribers to ask a friend or family member for data when her/she is low on mobile data or zero data balance.

MTN’s Senior Manager of Marketing Operations, Gaspard Bayigane said, that with MTN Internet Me2U the telecom company continues to put internet access within the reach of all our data subscribers.

“With Internet access and smartphones now becoming more accessible in the market, consumers are increasingly staying connected on mobile data” Bayigane said.

Bayigane also said that the partnership with U2oipia mobile and a solution like Me2u will help users with uninterrupted data access while they enjoy the benefits of mobile data.

Sumesh Menon, Co-founder, U2opia Mobile said “U2opia Mobile is at the center of mobile data revolution and we aim to launch technology that drives connectivity for every mobile user.

With Internet and smartphones now becoming more accessible across the globe, data is now a necessity and people are growing used to staying connected. The P2P data sharing solution for their subscribers, as the solution brings flexibility to manage data plans and also makes data easier to reach and use.”

MTN Rwanda has been in operation since 1998 with over 4 million subscribers and still growing.

U2opia Mobile is a mobile technology company that enables technology that drives connectivity, fuels transformation and helps companies grow and innovate since its pioneering launch in May 2011.





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