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.
4G Mobile Devices
At launch, customers can choose from two of the latest android handset models. Subscription to the service can be accessed from any Tigo Service Centre in Kigali or from Tigo stores in Rubavu, Musanze, Rusizi, Huye, Rwamagana,Ngoma, Karongi and Muhanga districts.
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Tigo recently unveiled its refreshed brand image and new corporate slogan, ‘Live it. Love it.’ focused on internet, innovation and providing digital solutions to Rwandans.
Maramba continued: “People have big dreams for themselves and their families and they are increasingly seeing the internet as one of the most important enablers in their lives for self-development, staying in touch, doing business, making life simpler and even entertainment. It is an internet world, and we are aligning with our consumers’ expectations to deliver on that and democratize internet for the Rwandan consumer. In the process we deliver experiences worth living and loving. “
About Tigo Rwanda
Tigo Rwanda is owned by Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company uniquely dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. It provides mobile, mobile financial, cable and satellite services to almost 60 million customers in fourteen countries, primarily under the Tigo brand. Tigo has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves over 26 million African customers.