After two years of a merger between Airtel Rwanda and Tigo Rwanda, the marriage has finally secured a single license from the regulator, granting them a 12 year window of operation.
Airtel Rwanda showcased their unified license with jubilation on Thursday morning at a colorful celebration at the Kigali Convention Centre in the presence of the Minister of ICT and innovation, Paula Ingabire, India’s High Commissioner to Rwanda, Oscar Kerketta, the Regulator, DG, Patrick Nyirishema and industry partners, among other.
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Airtel Rwanda currently occupies 48% of the market share as of quarter 3 of 2019 after losing grip on MTN Rwanda’s offensive which held 48% of the share by end of 2018.
“We are now one brand, Airtel,” said Airtel Rwanda Managing Director, Amit Chawla said. “This means we have to deliver much.”
Chawla said the network will immediately begin launching a series of innovative products. “Our journey has just began,” he said.
The network said it will begin offering propositions that will transform the society in a wide range spectrum of sectors.
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