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Rwanda
Internet usage, broadband and telecommunications reports


1,073,331 Internet users
as of Dec 31, 2013; 8.7% of the population,
according to ITU.


Rwanda - officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a sovereign state in central and east Africa. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated; its geography dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate of the country is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.



Rwanda Map:
Rwanda map and basic data

Latest Population Estimate:
12,337,138 population for 2014, according to Census Bureau.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita was US$ 620 for 2014, according to the World Bank.

Rwanda Land Size (Area):
Rwanda has 26,338 sq km - Population Density is 469 persons per sq km.

Weather in Rwanda: Weather for Rwanda

Rwanda Internet Usage and Population Statistics:

YEAR

Users

Population

% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source

2000

5,000

10,400,000

0.5 %

US$ 280

ITU

2011

818,048

11,689,696

7.0 %

US$ 300

ITU

2014

1,110,043

12,337,138

9.0 %

US$ 620

ITU

Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Rwanda Profile
Republic of Rwanda Geography and basic facts.


Search Engines and Directories:
Rwanda Search Engines

Rwanda Open Directory


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Rwanda Profile

Rwanda in the Wikipedia
Rwanda history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.


Rwanda in the CIA Factbook
Rwanda information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.


BBC Rwanda Profile
Up to date resume about Rwanda leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Rwanda ICT Sector
Rwanda official ICT data, with useful information.



Rwanda Telecommunications and Broadband Reports

Rwanda Telecoms, Broadband and Mobile Market Report
Rwanda's exposure to the global economic crisis is amplified by political instability following a controversial change of government in early 2009. This has led to weak subscriber growth, reduced consumer spending and, as a consequence, intensified price competition between the three mobile network operators: Orange, Zain and Telma, the incumbent telco.
Read the summary and table of contents


African Mobile Broadband, Data and Mobile Media Market
This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile broadband and data market in 38 African countries as well as the emerging market for mobile content, applications and media on the continent. Subjects covered include Mobile data services, SMS, MMS, WAP, GPRS, EDGE, 3G mobile broadband technologies, WCDMA, HSPA, EV-DO; statistics, trends and analysis; major market players; mobile content, applications and media; Mobile TV; location-based services; M-commerce, m-payments, m-banking.
See the table of contents and report details


African Fixed and Wireless Broadband and Internet Markets Report
Large parts of Africa gained access to international fibre bandwidth for the first time via submarine cables in 2009 and 2010. In other parts of the continent, additional fibre systems have brought competition to a previously monopolised market. More cables are expected to go online in 2011. This has led to massive investments into terrestrial fibre backbone infrastructure to take the new bandwidth to population centers in the interior and across borders into landlocked countries.
See report table of contents


Internet, ICT, Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Rwanda

April 2014 Review


Rwanda was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to gain full Internet connectivity. Both fixed-line operators, Uganda Telecom and MTN Rwanda offer a range of data services including ISDN, ADSL and local and international leased lines. Several Internet Service Providers are offering wireless broadband access. A new competition framework will liberalise VoIP Internet telephony completely, creating additional opportunities for them. The introduction of UTL’s Freenet service and a special Internet tariff countrywide have helped to increase Internet usage, as has the recent strong growth of the fixed-line networks and an explosion of the number of cybercafes.

The introduction of cellular telephony has revolutionised Rwanda’s telecommunications industry since the first network went live in 1995, with two more following in 1998 and 2001. As early as 1999 Uganda became the first country on the continent where the number of mobile subscribers passed the number of fixed-line users, and the ratio is now more than 18:1. The market is consistently growing at around 50% p.a., while market penetration is still low at less than 9%. The recent introduction of GPRS will enable the mobile operators to play a larger role in Internet service provision, and a fourth licence for Third Generation (3G) mobile technology is being considered.



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