Telecommunications in Rwanda
Telephones - main lines in use: 23,200 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 6,000,000 (2013)
In January 2006, there is one provider, MTN Rwandacell with over 200,000 subscribers; Terracom/Rwandatel is poised to enter the market in early 2006. Government investment in the Rwandan telecommunication sector is growing and has been successful so far.
Telephone system: telephone system primarily serves business and government
domestic: the capital, Kigali, is connected to the centers of the prefectures by microwave radio relay; the remainder of the network depends on wire and HF radiotelephone. Kigali, and several provincial capitals have cellular phone services.
international: international connections employ microwave radio relay to neighboring countries and satellite communications to more distant countries; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) in Kigali (includes telex and telefax service)
Radios: 601,000 (1997)
Television broadcast stations: 2 (2004)
Televisions: NA; probably less than 1,000 (1997)
25,000 (2002) Country code (Top level domain): RW
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