Mobile Broadband Penetration On the Rise

Kigali 25.09.12

Rwanda ranks top in East Africa and 7th in Africa among countries with active mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in 2011, according to the United Nations Broadband Commission for Digital Development 2012 report.

The report titled “The State of Broadband 2012: Achieving Digital Inclusion for All” is the first-ever country-by-country snapshot of the state of broadband deployment worldwide.

It was released on Sunday at the sixth meeting of the Commission, which was held in New York to coincide with the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.

The Commission, which is co-Chaired by President Paul Kagame and Carlos Slim, the Mexican Billionaire, and co-Vice Chaired by Dr Hamadoun I. Touré and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, has been advocating strongly to push broadband to the top of the political agenda since it was established in mid-2010. […] read whole article


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