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3,216,080 Internet users
as of Dec 31, 2014; 25.4% of the population,
according to RURA.

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:
12,661,733 population for 2015, 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:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




0.5 %

US$ 280





7.0 %

US$ 300





9.0 %

US$ 620





25.4 %



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

Rwanda Statistics
National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda.

Rwanda Utilities Regulating Authority (RURA).

Search Engines and Directories:
Rwanda Search Engines

Rwanda Open Directory


Rwanda Profiles

Republic of Rwanda Geography and basic facts.

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

October 2014 Review

As of October 2014, Rwanda has 7,601,980 active mobile telephone subscribers, according to the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). The great mayority (99%) are prepaid subscribers and only 1% are postpaid subscribers. There are three companies offering the service: MTN Rwanda Ltd, Tigo Rwanda Ltd and Airtel Rwanda Ltd.

Fixed line telephone subscribers are only 49,006 as of the third quarter of 2014. Liquid Telecom Rwanda Ltd. dominates the fixed telephone market.

Internet subscribers as of September 2014 numbered 2,796,781 in Rwanda. The penetration rate has showned a marked increase due to the growth of the mobile Internet subscriptions and is estimated at 25.4%.

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