According to an
By 2017, 3G technology will outstrip 2G to become the region's dominant form of mobile connection.
However, the targets in the report are based on blanket projections for sub-Saharan Africa with different economic dynamics for different countries.
In an effort to increase mobile Internet usage in
Although the country is fast becoming an ICT hub in the region given investments in infrastructure, Rwandans are still among the least spenders on telecom products in the continent and this could affect
Currently, six million Rwandans out of 11 million own mobile phones and a huge majority possess manual handsets, which limit mobile Internet usage.
"The government needs to prioritise ICT products and make them key essentials for consumers like it is for other products in others sectors," said Shiletsi Makhofane, head of marketing and strategy at
The low ARPU means that the majority of mobile phone users in
READ: Low ARPU hurting Rwandan telecom firms
"The economy of the country relates to the ARPU in terms of the disposable income of an individual and although the average GDP per capita is almost the same across the region, the cost of living is higher in
The rise of social media, content-rich apps and video content accessed from a new range of cheaper smartphones has prompted the rise. Consumers in
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