Rwandan mobile penetration nears 65%

Rwanda’s mobile subscriber numbers now stand at 6.8 million – up on the 6.59 million at the end of last year.

According to the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), the number of active mobile subscribers in Rwanda is 6,800,506 – a penetration of 64.5%.

MTN Rwandacell had the biggest share of the market by end February, with over 3,547 million, followed by Tigo Rwanda, with over 2,248 million and Airtel Rwanda, with 1,004 million.

The number of active mobile subscribers in Rwanda climbed from 5.902 million at the end of January last year. Penetration was reported to have topped 63.7% in September 2013, but RURA noted that due to SIM card registration process that took place from February to July 2013, SIM cards that were not registered until the deadline were disconnected, causing a slight drop in the figures reported in October 2013. 

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