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Information and Communication Technology is a central engine to driving Rwanda’s transformation to a knowledge based economy, a fact Rwanda has acknowledged by allocating a budget to ICT - as a percentage of its GDP - that is at par with OECD countries.

Rwanda continues to be one of the fastest growing African countries in ICT and there are several avenues for growth for the ICT sector – from e-commerce and e-services, mobile technologies, applications development and automation to becoming a regional center for the training of top quality ICT professionals and research. A robust ICT industry can create wealth, jobs and entrepreneurs

Rwanda’s ICT Competitive advantage

Cheap labor compared to other countries in the Region
Young and dynamic workforce
Most favorable business environment in the EAC (2nd in Africa, WBG Ease of doing business Ranking 2015)
Transparency international index 2015 Rwanda ranked as least bribery prone in the EAC, and 3rd in Africa as whole.
World class ICT infrastructure
Strong & visionary leadership
Bi-lingual business environment (French and English)

Mobile broadband penetration

The total number of active mobile telephone subscriptions (90-days revenue generating subscribers) in Rwanda increased from 8,932,108 at the end of June - 2016 to 9,025,516 at the end of July-2016, thereby showing an increase of 1.5%. While postpaid subscription increased from 104,185 at the end of June-2016 to 108,229 at the end of July-2016, the prepaid subscriptions increased from 8,827,923 to 8,917,287 during the same period.

Consequently different sectors especially Financial Institutions and Utilities are increasingly digitizing and mobilizing their products and services, reducing costs and providing compelling new experiences for consumers.


ICT Park
Project Description:

Development of an ICT park structured around and supporting the growth of the following clusters:

Internet, multimedia and mobile telecommunication
ICT Service and export
Strategic partnership between GoR, Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) and AfDB according to which CMU will:

Provide ICT education in Kigali equivalent to that offered to its students at the US Campus
Support the design of the Institutional program

Investment Amount:

US$ 150m

Investment Mode:

Total Equity ownership or Joint Venture

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