Rwanda to modify KTRN’s 4G wholesale monopoly licence 23 February 23 Gilles Bana

This Global Trends report outlines how several wholesale-only mobile networks created through public-private partnerships have been recently evolving.

In Rwanda, the Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT) announced its intent to end the monopoly over 4G mobile networks currently granted to Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks (KTRN). KTRN is a wholesale-only 4G mobile network established in 2013 through a partnership between the government of Rwanda and Korea’s mobile network operator KT.

The end of KTRN’s exclusivity rights over 4G technology stems from new government policies aimed at promoting more competition in the roll-out of mobile broadband networks across the country. Other significant cases discussed in this flash are in Malaysia and in Mexico.



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