Rwanda’s first mobile network MTN has significantly cut down internet prices by 80% for its data subscribers.
Under the revised data, one MB which was earlier priced at Frw56 will now be priced Frw10 effective November 30th.
The tariff that applies to both pre-paid and post-paid plans is said to be a solution to address customer needs in a strategy to make the Internet more affordable for customers that use mobile internet.
Speaking about this data revamp, MTN CEO, Bart Hofker said that “MTN is redefining mobile internet costs for everyone with this new fair and transparent data pricing plan. We now offer the best internet price on the market with or without a bundle.”
“By drastically lowering out-of-bundle prices, we also protect our customers from unpleasant surprises, where in the past large amounts would disappear from main accounts due to, sometimes accidental, out-of-bundle internet use. All these measures combined, bring the best value for money for mobile internet users in Rwanda,”Hofker added.
The new out-of-bundle pricing of Rwf10/MB is the lowest on the market after MTN introduced another internet package ‘Irekure’ in which the telecom offers personalised voice and data. The price is around Rwf50 on other two market players, Tigo and Airtel.
MTN Rwanda was the first telecom to enter Rwanda market in 1998. The figures from the telecom regulator RURA show that MTN Rwanda has 3,576,352 out of 8,592,544 registered subscribers across the 3 networks including; (Tigo: 3,387,682), (Airtel: 1,628,510).