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Tigo Rwanda to offer 4G on smartphones

Tigo Rwanda to offer 4G on smartphones.

Millicom telecommunications subsidiary Tigo Rwanda has launched 4G internet services accessible on all enabled smartphones at the 2015 Transform Africa Summit in Kigali.

The announcement positions Tigo as the first operator to offer its customers uninterrupted, on-the-go access to 4G internet on their phones, according to the company.

Tongai Maramba, CEO of Tigo Rwanda, said, "Transform Africa is the right platform for us to present the biggest 4G LTE news since 4G in Rwanda. Allowing our customers to take 4G high speed internet with them without interrupting voice services aligns well with the summit focus this year – 'Accelerating digital innovation'. As Rwanda's leading Telecommunications and Internet provider, I am delighted that we have attained this milestone."

Patrick Yoon, CEO of Olleh Rwanda Networks, Rwanda's only 4G LTE infrastructure company and partner in Tigo Rwanda's 4G effort, shares Maramba's view on the value the service will provide to customers.

He also said that over the past year, Olleh Rwanda Networks has made expansion its critical mission.

"The 4G network is expanding towards our target coverage of 95% of the country by 2017; the service expansion is on track with such partnership with Tigo Rwanda. Together, we look forward to providing exceptional digital experience and value to users of 4G services through various innovative solutions."

Tigo Rwanda recently introduced the 4G service exclusive to postpaid customers using the Samsung J1 Ace before announcing a wider roll out at Transform Africa.

Millicom's Cynthia Gordon said the latest announcement is part of a larger strategy on the continent.

"Today's launch in Rwanda is part of our digital lifestyle drive across Africa to deliver great connectivity and great services for our customers I am delighted to be in Rwanda to witness an innovation that lights the way towards a digital transformation."said Gordon.

Millicom provides telecommunications and media services in emerging markets across Latin America and Africa.

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