Days after Safaricom called off it’s One Network Area tariff cuts between Rwanda and Kenya, MTN Rwanda has today announced that it has cut it’s roaming tariffs to empower its customers to connect with business associates, family and friends at discounted rates.
The firm said it has implemented the One Network Area concept within the EAC starting with Kenya and it’s customers roaming on all networks in Kenya, both Prepaid and Post-paid will now be charged 68 Rwf from the previous rate of 178Rwf. Calling Kenya from Rwanda is now at 60Rwf per minute from 122Rwf and receiving calls was 51Rwf and is now free.
According to Robert Rwakabogo, MTN Marketing Operations Senior Manager,“Roaming charges which have always been a hindrance for many within the East African region will now drastically go down, which we expect to stimulate growth in the telecommunications sector.”
The One Network Area is a regional framework between Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan that that will see significantly reduced roaming charges and other surcharges for telecommunications traffic to make roaming services more affordable and to improve regional connectivity. The launch will exclude Uganda for now as it is still reviewing its policy framework to allow the dropping of roaming fees in the country.