Tigo subscribers up by 36, 588 in December 2016, exceed 3.2 million users

36,588 new subscribers joined Tigo Rwanda in the month of December 2016, bringing the number of Tigo Rwanda subscribers to over 3, 250,000 users in total.

According to figures from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), among telecom operators Tigo Rwanda, made the largest gains in the month of December, 2016.


In addition to the gains made by Tigo Rwanda in December 2016, RURA figures reveal that, among all telecoms, Tigo Rwanda gained the most customers in 2016, adding over 150,000 new subscribers.


Tigo Rwanda currently enjoys a market share of 36.5%.


Commenting on the gains, Jean Bosco Nkusi, Tigo Distribution Manager said; “Our positive subscriber growth is a testament to not only the growth of customer confidence in the quality services we offer, such as the fast Data and Tigo Cash mobile financial services but also the highly motivated sales and distribution team that we have on the ground. We have been able to lead market growth in 2016 and we are working towards becoming the market leader by the end of 2017”.


As an example of the support that Tigo Rwanda gives to its Sales and Distribution team, Tigo Rwanda last year handed over 23 brand new TVS motorcycles to nine distribution team leaders as a way of thanking them for their exemplary work in ensuring that every Rwandan in the country was able to access Tigo products when they needed them, no matter where they lived and worked.


One of the recipients was a 25-year old Shabani Nkomejekuyisenga, a resident of Nyanza District, Southern Province. Nkomejekuyisenga has worked for Tigo Rwanda for five years.


“I was given this motorcycle because of the trust that Tigo has in my ability to distribute products in a very big area. Now I will be able to go to areas I wasn’t able to access. I am very thankful to Tigo”, Nkomejekuyisenga said while happily receiving the keys for his motorcycle.


For more details on the latest RURA subscriber numbers: http://www.rura.rw/fileadmin/docs/statistics/Subscription_Monthly_report_December_2016_.pdf


About Tigo Rwanda


Currently, Tigo Rwanda has over three million customers and has invested over US $310 million from 2009 to date.   Tigo Rwanda provides 4G LTE on mobile for both prepaid and post-paid customers.  Tigo Rwanda was awarded as the ‘Most Innovative Service’ at Africa Com 2014, for international mobile money transfers with integrated currency conversion between Tigo Rwanda and Tigo Tanzania as well as awarded for “Best ICT Exhibitor” at the Kigali Expo 2015. This year Tigo Rwanda became the first telecom operator in Africa to sign the Connected Women Commitment Initiative.


Tigo Rwanda is owned by Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company uniquely dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. It provides mobile, mobile financial, cable and satellite services to over 60 million customers in fourteen countries, primarily under the Tigo brand. Tigo has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves over 26 million customers in Africa.