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4G LTE Broadband Set to Launch in Rwanda

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The government of Rwanda and KT Corporation are set to launch a 4G LTE broadband network by second week of November this year.

The network which is set to cover about 95 per cent of the population by 2017 will boost job creation in Rwanda and provide new opportunities to deliver better services across the country.

The 4G launch is going to coincide with the upcoming GLOCAL innovation convention which is set to take place on 11th - 13th November 2014. The GLOCAL innovation convention is an African business and innovation Startup convention that is meant to support local content development and upcoming Startups.

Speaking to the press, Minister Nsengimana said “The rapid deployment of high-speed broadband network in Rwanda will accelerate the Rwanda’s economic growth, create jobs, as well as help facilitate social and economic progress,”

Rwanda aims at becoming the leader in both mobile and internet penetration in Africa by 2020.

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