The Rwanda market for Information and Communication Technologies is characterized by a high evolution and demand for services across the socio-economic spread of the country. Enhancement in the use of ICT requires proper regulatory framework to create an environment that promotes public confidence and ensure stability, transparency, competition, investment, innovation, and growth in the ICT sector.
RURA’s mandate, among other things, in the ICT sector is to license, monitor and enforce license obligations, manage scarce resources, advise policy makers on ICT, postal and media related issues and represent Rwanda in international organizations on issues pertaining to ICT.
Rwanda Telecom market is now composed by two (2) Telecommunication Operators that include MTN Rwanda Ltd and Airtel Rwanda Ltd, four (4) Internet Service Providers (ISPs), one (1) Wholesaler Network Service Provider, two (2) Network Facility Providers and twenty-three (23) Retailer Internet Service Providers.
In Space technologies, RURA partnered with the University of Tokyo to develop a microsatellite equipped with cameras and antennas that will be used for prediction of crops yield and collection of useful data for disaster management.