Telecoms News - In Brief


- Cellular operator MTN Rwanda is reporting revenues for 2011 of RWF80 billion (USD132 million), up from RWF73.6 billion a year earlier. The company says it is targeting sales of RWF96 billion in 2012, while capital expenditure (CAPEX) will be cut from USD35 million in 2011 to USD30 million this year, Bloomberg reports. MTN is the largest of Rwanda’s two mobile network operators, with almost three-quarters of the overall market of around four million users.

- Vodacom Tanzania, a unit of South Africa-based Vodacom Group, says it expanded its customer base by roughly a third to twelve million users last year, and plans to spend USD94 million in the next twelve to 18 months to improve its network coverage and data capabilities.