After years of Rwandans only being able to enjoy 2G and 3G networks on their mobile handsets, Tigo launched the very first 4G LTE for mobile in September 2015. With the Tigo 4G LTE network, customers are now able to enjoy download speeds four to five times faster than normal 3G networks. Putting this into perspective, downloading a 10-minute video clip on a 3G connection can take you up to 10 minutes; downloading the same clip on Tigo 4G LTE takes approximately 35 seconds.
Today, Tigo is happy to announce a new daily, weekly and monthly promotion for its 4G customers, dubbed ‘DOUBLE-DOUBLE’ that gives customers up to double the previous 4GLTE resources they received previously.
All daily, weekly and monthly 4G LTE pack users will be able to access the ‘Double Double’ promotion.
- The 4G Daily Pack, at Frw 1,500, gives customers 1.5GB. Formerly they received 1 GB.
- The 4G Vuga Weekly Pack, at Frw 10,000, gives customers 14 GB. Formerly they received 7GB
- The 4G Vuga Monthly Pack, at Frw 40,000, gives customers 60 GB. Formerly they received 30 GB
- The 4G Freedom Pack, at Frw 20,000, gives customers 10.5 GB. Formerly they received 7GB
Commenting on the 4GLTE promotion, Tigo Rwanda Chief Executive Officer, Philip Amoateng said: “Our priority as Tigo is to give our customers products and offers that improve their lives. This promotion gives our 4GLTE customers increased data resources to surf more, download more and stream more. We at Tigo believe that Rwanda’s accelerated economic growth is, among other factors, facilitated through increased digital and financial inclusion. What we see as our role is to increase access to both.”
At the time that Tigo introduced 4GLTE on mobile last year, Internet penetration countrywide was 31 %; today, according to RURA figures, it has increased to 33 %.
About Tigo Rwanda
Currently, Tigo Rwanda has over three million customers and has invested over US $310 million from 2009 to date. Tigo Rwanda is the only telecom to provide 4G LTE on mobile for both prepaid and post-paid customers. Tigo Rwanda was awarded as the ‘Most Innovative Service’ at Africa Com 2014, for international mobile money transfers with integrated currency conversion between Tigo Rwanda and Tigo Tanzania as well as awarded for “Best ICT Exhibitor” at the Kigali Expo 2015.
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 over 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 customers in Africa.