The country is ready to host the Transform Africa Summit 2013, a forum aimed at spearheading broadband connectivity across the continent,
The four-day high level event, scheduled for
Nsengimana noted that the forum was a prime opportunity for leaders in public and private sectors to explore ways that next generation technology can drive social and economic transformation across the African continent.
"At Transform Africa, discussions will focus on how African countries can maximise the opportunities of the digital economy, harnessing its power to drive innovation, deliver services, as well as create jobs for young people," Nsengimana said.
The summit, co-organised by the Government and the
It will bring together over 1,000 participants from Africa and beyond representing various sectors, including governments, business and the youth, to discuss the future of broadband in
Nsengimana said a high-speed (4G LTE) broadband network established through an agreement between the Government of
The network will cover 95 per cent of
"The rapid deployment of high-speed broadband capability in
According to recent reports published by ITU, 95 per cent broadband penetration will translate into a 10 to 13 per cent boost in economic growth for
"Once infrastructure is in place, it is paramount that we all play our part in driving investments in content development and service delivery," said Amb. Valentine Rugwabiza, chief executive officer of the
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