MTN and Vanu partner to bring connectivity to rural Rwandans

Thursday, January 11, 2018

MTN and Vanu have announced the integration of the two networks with an aim to extend MTN’s Network in rural areas which are currently unconnected in Rwanda.

The agreement will allow for the provision of GSM services, including voice and data, which were previously inaccessible to several thousand people in rural Rwanda. The agreement will not only benefit existing MTN subscribers, but it creates an opportunity for MTN to grow its customer base.

Founded in 1998, Vanu provides solutions that make it possible for people in areas with traditionally poor or no coverage to connect with each other and the outside world. Vanu Rwanda (Local Vanu affiliate) was incorporated in Rwanda in March 2016.

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