National Pavilion Organizer
Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) is mandated to regulate:
- Telecommunications, information technology, broadcasting and converging electronic technologies, including the internet and any other audiovisual information and communication technology
- Postal services
- Renewable and non-renewable energy, industrial gases, pipelines and storage facilities
- Transport of persons and goods
- Other public utilities.
The vision of the Authority is to be a leader, point of reference and pace setter in the field of modern utilities regulation not only within the sub-region but internationally.
With a mandate to regulate the ICT Sector, the Authority is aware that increase in the use of ICT requires a proper regulatory framework to create an environment that promotes public confidence and ensures stability, transparency, competition, investment, innovation and growth in the sector.
Rwanda has laid over 4,500 kilometers of fiber optic & has three mobile phone service providers. The number of mobile cellular subscribers is estimated at 72%. Registering SIM cards has helped curb different crimes such as kidnappings and terrorism. 4GLTE is operational in 5 cities.The network will provide high speed internet to 95% of the population by 2017. Internet subscriptions penetration in Rwanda is estimated at 35.6%