Bharti Airtel, India ‘s leading gsm mobile operator has Launched its services in Rwanda and expanded its operations in Eastern Africa.
Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) and Joint MD Of Bharti Airtel said
“We are delighted to launch our operations and bring Airtel to the people of Rwanda. We believe that Rwanda is an extremely promising market and this launch further strengthens our footprint in eastern Africa”
Pierre Damien Habumuremyi Rwanda Prime Minister said
“The government welcomes Airtel into our country. We are looking to partner with the private sector to provide good quality, accessible and affordable telecommunications services”
With this launch, Bharti Airtel is now present in 17 countries of Africea
Ericsson has been selected to manage the network
Bharti Airtel has also partnered with IBM to deploy and manage the information technology (IT) infrastructure and applications in Rwanda.
Steve Martin, IBM Vice President and Senior Project Executive said
“As part of our strategic services agreement, we are happy to assist Airtel with its entry into the Rwandan market. Rwanda is an important market for IBM and we are actively strengthening our local presence”
Lars Linden, Ericsson Sub Saharan Africa region Head said.
“This solution is using the latest Ericsson portfolio, and will be the first Airtel network designed as an all-IP solution”
Credits – Economic Times