4G internet should be affordable

Editor, Reference is made to Ebenezer Asante's article, "What 4G-LTE means for Rwandans" (The New Times, December 18). This is a very well explained article without too much technical jargon. We need more of such articles.

Editor,

Reference is made to Ebenezer Asante’s article, “What 4G-LTE means for Rwandans” (The New Times, December 18).

This is a very well explained article without too much technical jargon. We need more of such articles.

I think the biggest question we should be asking ourselves is how many Rwandans are willing to pay for the speed (LTE) and spend less time on the internet compared to the previous technologies (I mean 3G).

I believe we should have a local internet bandwidth or speed charges compared to traffic from outside Rwanda.

This would encourage many of us to have such good technologies for the local traffic and build more content.

Why do we have to boast of good speed if we cannot create affordable pricing for local traffic? This would help many companies and even connect their offices/branches/ATM’s/POS/petrol stations…to enable fast transactions and efficiency in the day to day activities within the economy.

I am sure many of you would agree that you do not wish to hear from your bank tellers saying the network is slow when we have this good infrastructure in our midst. We need lower pricing for us to increase volume.

John

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What’s the point of building such a high-speed infrastructure (LTE) while you know very well that you’re going to limit it and throttle data usage? It’s like building a 100km highway and then tell me that I can’t drive more than 1.2km every day.

I honestly don’t like the way our ISP are limiting the internet usage—they should be giving us an unlimited package, even if they charge us more; but it has to be unlimited. If this continues like that, I think that the country has wasted resources by building redundant infrastructure.

David

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