Rwanda mobile penetration passes 62%

Rwanda’s mobile subscriber numbers have passed 6.6 million, for a penetration of 62.5%.

The latest statistics issued by Rwanda’s Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) this week indicate steady growth in subscriber numbers this year, from 5.9 million (55.1% penetration) in January to 6.6 million (62.8%) at the end of July. MTN Rwandacell still holds the lion’s share of subscribers, with over 3.66 million.

OPERATORS

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

MTN Rwandacell

3,454,270

3,458,996

3,452,182

3,484,964

3,522,555

3,599,540

3,665,094

TIGO Rwanda
LTD

1,877,621

1,854,651

1,806,271

1,828,718

1,876,506

1,900,693

1,994,468

AIRTEL
RWANDA LTD

570,739

695,130

781,162

843,806

873,631

915,110

959,551

Total

5,902,630

6,008,777

6,039,615

6,157,488

 6,257,570

 6,415,343

6,619,113

Mobile telephone
penetration 
rate

55.1%

56.1%

57.3%

58.40%

59.5%

 60.9%

62.8%

 

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