The total number of active mobile telephone subscriptions (90-days revenue generating subscribers) in Rwanda decreased from 9,047,087 at the end of March-2018 to 9,007,671 at the end of April-2018, thereby showing a decrease of 0.44%. The mobile-cellular telephone penetration rate decreased by 0.03% from 76.6 % to 76.3%.
The decrease in subscriptions and penetration rate is attributed to the acquisition of Tigo by Airtel where customers who had both lines find it necessary to drop one of them.
Postpaid subscriptions increased from 130,668 at the end of March-2018 to 130,697 at the end of April-2018, but the prepaid subscriptions decreased from 8,916,419 at the end of March-2018 to 8,876,974 as of April-2018.
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