Rwanda Tops Africa in Broadband Speed


Rwanda has overtaken Ghana to become the country with the the fastest broadband speed, according to latest statistics from Ookla's NetIndex.

Rwanda currently relies on three submarine fibre optic cable systems for it internet connection.

  • Africa:  ITU Ranks Rwanda High in ICT Development

    The New Times, 13 October 2012

    Rwanda has been ranked among six developing countries in the world that are most dynamic performers when it comes to ICT development. read more »

  • Africa:  Digital Divide Closing, But Still Significant

    UN News Service, 12 October 2012

    The international 'digital divide' is closing as a steady fall in worldwide costs of telephone and broadband Internet services has enabled a number of developing countries to ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Broadband Should Gain Its Rightful Place On the MDG's Policy Agenda - Kagame

    News of Rwanda, 26 September 2012

    President Paul Kagame called on members of the Broadband Commission to double efforts in mobilizing world leaders to ensure that Broadband gains its rightful place on the MDG's ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Broadband Accessibility in Rural Areas

    The New Times, 25 September 2012

    Broadband is expanding rapidly in Rwanda. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Broadband Penetration On the Rise

    The New Times, 25 September 2012

    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 ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  'Broadband Is a Transformative Technology' - Kagame

    Rwanda Focus, 24 September 2012

    President Kagame ha co-chaired a meeting of the broadband commission in New York, which was taking place for the sixth time. He shared with the commissioners his thoughts on the ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Nation to Acquire Global Broadband Infrastructure

    The New Times, 6 August 2012

    Rwanda is listed among the first six African nations set to benefit from global wireless broadband infrastructure base station, according to the International Telecommunication ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Call for Affordable, Quality Internet

    The New Times, 13 July 2012

    The government, in partnership with the ICT chamber of the private sector federation, have promised to enhance internet accessibility in the country. read more »

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