Telecoms in Brief


- In Mali, the 14 satellite lines of Télécoms Sans Frontières were allowed to establish 550 connections for the benefit of 4,200 beneficiaries, for whom it is often the first call they make for several months. In parallel, TSF experts set up a satellite Internet connection within the town hall of Timbuktu for the local authorities, NGOs and the hospital.

- According to data from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA), the country’s wireless subscriber base at the end of 2012 was just under 5.7 million, up from 4.7 million just six months previously. MTN remains the market leader with a market share of 60.3%, followed by Millicom-owned Tigo with 32.8%.