Tigo launches high speed 4G internet service on Phones

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ICT Minister Philbert Nsengiyumva at TiGO office in Kigali

Kigali, Tigo Rwanda, a subsidiary of Millicom, leader in telecommunications, mobile money and digital services, announced today the launch of 4G service on the Samsung Ace J1 smartphone. High speed mobile data will now be available exclusively from Tigo for postpaid customers.

Customers will be able to access 4G internet on the go. From their 4G Samsung Ace smartphone, business users will experience significantly enhanced web browsing, email and video streaming while uploading social media content and video download become almost instant.

Tongai Maramba, Chief Executive Officer- Tigo Rwanda, expressed: “As Rwanda’s leading Telecommunications and Internet provider, I am delighted that we have delivered 4G service on mobile. With this, we underline our commitment to provide a great quality internet service that offers true value.“

According to RURA, report of June-15: there are over 0.5M smartphone connections in Rwanda which represent 7.1% penetration. Further, quarter on quarter growth rate is 1.2 percentage points (March=5.9%, June= 7.1%) in the country showing the growing demand to access the internet and all the services and entertainment it can provide.


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