It is now official, our local telecoms industry will by the end of the year witness the entry of a third operator.
The issuance of yet another operator license is good news, for both the subscribers and by extension the economy.
For instance over the last few months we have been witnessing the real dynamics of competition in the telecoms industry.
For quite some time prior to the entry of the third player, subscribers have been spoilt for choice in the form of promotions and lower tariffs from the existing competitors.
The new price dynamics are very good news to all. This is a sure signal that real competition is certainly going to be a feature of the telecoms market.
The new entry, complete with a substantial investment is poised to level the playing field within the industry.
More so it is likely to trickle down to the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector as a whole with the impact being felt within several other sectors of our economy.
Rwandan telecom market subscription rates will most likely be increased in which the industry will go past the 2 million subscription mark.
The leveled playing field will as a necessity drive operators to be more conscious about service delivery and customer care.
This in turn will drive tele-density as well as affordability of telecom products in a situation where real choices will dictate the dynamics more than any other factor.
All these are coming at the right time when the Government is moving with speed to make convergence of ICT usage a reality in Rwanda.
This coupled with the country’s vision to connect all the 30 districts with fibre optics, Rwanda’s dream of availing ICTs to the whole nation will definitely become a reality.