Infrastructure Support

ICT infrastructure is now connecting Rwandans to global networks and the main key supporters include;

Main Operators

Telecom Operators

Contacts

MTN Rwandacell Limited

MTN Centre, Nyarutarama

P.O. BOX 264

Kigali, Rwanda

Tel: +250 280390001

Rwandatel

Located on Avenue de La Paix, 7th Floor, EcoBank Builing

P.O. BOX 1332

Kigali, Rwanda

Tel: +250 252 555 555

Tigo Rwanda

Located on Plot 6124 Muhima

P.O. BOX 6979

Kigali, Rwanda

Tel: +250 722 000 100

Afritel Limited

P.O. BOX 1990

Kigali, Rwanda

Tel: +250 252 50 05 00

Terracom Rwanda

P.O. BOX618 

Kigali, Rwanda

Tel: +250 252 50 32 63

Airtel Rwanda

Located in Remera near Amahoro National Stadium

Tel: +250 730 000 456

Key Players in the Advancement of Science

The Rwanda Science and Research Council (RSRC) was established on 24th February 2007 and is based at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology to coordinate the country’s research and promote the value of science in technology to the public.

Other key players in the advancement of science and technology include the following:

  • Ministry of Youth and Information and Communication Technology (MYICT)
  • Ministry of finance and economic planning
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
  • Ministry of Internal Security
  • Ministry of Infrastructure
  • Kigali Institute of Science and Technology
  • National University of Rwanda
  • Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA)
  • Rwanda Development Board (RDB/IT)
  • Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA)
  • Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
  • Internet society (ISOC) Rwanda chapter
  • Consumers’ Associations
  • World Bank
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Facilitations of the ICT and Telecom sector

The Government of Rwanda (GOR) has done the following to facilitate the ICT and Telecom sector;

  • The Government of Rwanda gave $1.4 billion to ICT projects to help in the development of the sector
  • Government of Rwanda is investing heavily in ICT skills development and has partnered with Carnegie Mellon University to establish a Center for Excellence that should greatly increase ICT skills
  • Rwanda is investing USD 24 million in Regional Communication Infrastructure to connect the country to the global network
  • Government of Rwanda harness the power of ICTs to spur growth and development. Rwanda’s Vision 2020 seeks to create by the year 2020 a middle income economy by using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs
  • The government has formulated formal ICT Policy
  • The government of Rwanda recognises the role information and communication technologies (ICTs) play in accelerating the socio-economic development.
  • The Rwanda cabinet adopted the National Information and Communication Infrastructure (NICI) Policy and Plan in 2000.

 

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