Tag Archives: Rwanda

Rwanda to roll out its first telecom satellite

Rwanda will soon launch its first telecommunications satellite which will be propelled into orbit from the international space station. The operation is in line with the agreement signed last year between the Rwandan and the Japanese government on Space Inclusion in Africa. Before the launch, the Rwandan government has already sent six young Rwandans to [...]

Tigo launches VoD service in Rwanda

African telco, Tigo, has partnered VoD firm, Vonetize, to launch a new on-demand service, Aflix by SmartVOD, in Rwanda next month. Vonetize operates a paid-for mobile-focused streaming service in Africa under the Aflix brand and is currently available in 34 African countries and offers series and movies from distributors including several Hollywood studios. Rwanda has [...]

Liquid Telecom invests USD 34m in Rwanda

African fibre-optic company, Liquid Telecom, plans to invest USD 34 million in Rwanda for laying fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) ahead of the launch of high definition (HD) video, live TV streaming, uninterrupted VoIP calling and real-time online gaming. “We are an ambitious company which is investing heavily in laying new fibre across the nation and direct to [...]

GOtv Rwanda adds Ugandan FTA channel

MultiChoices pay-DTT operator, GOtv, has added Bukedde TV to its channel line-up in Rwanda. Bukedde TV is a free-to-air channel broadcasting from Uganda. The channel will be available on channel 93 on GOtv Plus, GOtv Normal and GO Open bouquets and offers movies, local features, soaps, sports and news. GOtv is also in talks with [...]

MTN Rwanda offers pay-TV payments over mobile money

Telecom operator, MTN Rwanda, has partnered with Rwandan pay-TV company, Tele10, to extend its MTN Mobile Money service to enable its customers to pay the subscription fee of pay-TV services of DStv, Canal+ and GOtv. Tele10, holds the dealership of DStv, Canal+ and GOtv in Rwanda. Earlier, the service was available for MTN subscribers only [...]

Digital migration raises hopes to increase Rwandan TV ownership

The Fourth Rwanda Population and Housing Census report revealed that only 8% of Rwandan homes have television sets as analogue signals do not reach every corner of the country giving no reason for people to buy TV sets. However, Arthur Asiimwe, Director General of Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) explained, “The analogue technology only covered 46% of the [...]

Rwanda’s digital migration on track

Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) announced that the countrys digital migration process, which started in January, 2014 is on as planned with three transmitter sites- Mugogo, Rubona and Gitwe, switched off. While the number of people without decoders has significantly dropped, transmission interference between GOtv and StarTimes was one of the major challenges during the migration [...]

StarTimes resolves signal issues in Rwanda

Pay-TV provider, StarTimes Rwanda, has resolved signal hitches in the country after requesting help from the Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Agency (RURA). We realised that we were losing clients and decided to do something about it. The technical bits were fixed in various ways, including adjusting the antenna position to face where our mast is. [...]

StarTimes Rwanda blames GOtv for signal interference

Chinese pay-TV operator, StarTimes Rwanda, has accused MultiChoices subsidiary, GOtv, of interfering with its signal after breaching stipulated signal power levels on their shared frequency, and claims 6,000 customers have so far complained about the service disruption. StaTimes claimed that government regulator, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), has done little to address the situation even [...]

GOtv Rwanda to launch Jan 31

Tele 10 and Rwanda Broadcasting Authority, in partnership with MultiChoice-owned GOtv Rwanda, have announced that the GOtv pay-DTT platform will launch in Kigali on January 31, 2014. The GOtv digital terrestrial service is based on the DVB-T2 standard. “This will help boost capacity to enable us host about 24 television channels compared to eight channels [...]