NEWS

OMNITELE AND RWANDA UTILITIES REGULATORY AGENCY (RURA) IN PARTNERSHIP FOR MOBILE NETWORK QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Omnitele Ltd.

www.omnitele.com

markku.virtanen@omnitele.com

 

Press release

November 8th, 2012

Helsinki, Finland

 

Omnitele, a Finnish telecom consultant company have completed the comprehensive QoS training for RURA’s experts. The training enables RURA to perform the network quality measurements as well as analysis of the results themselves. This training was continuation to the work Omnitele started with RURA in 2010 including already several network audits.

Training included both theoretical and practical modules, main emphasis being on practical training for measurements and analysis of the results. Omnitele experts worked together with the Rwandan trainees to perform the measurements and analyze the results. This hands-on approach will enable the trainees to learn the measurement methods, tools and analysis as well understanding the results in most efficient way.

In Rwanda like  in other developing countries controlling the quality of service of the mobile networks is extremely important as local people use a significant portion of their disposable income to buy airtime (in some countries as much as 25 %). Telecom regulator in country (i.e. RURA in Rwanda) is responsible for controlling the network quality of the telecom operators so that it meets the license terms.

“Rwanda wants show an example for African countries in controlling the QoS offered to the mobile phones users by operators, which requires experienced and skillful personnel. Partnering with Omnitele RURA experts will gain the latest knowledge and skills related to QoS”, states Mr Regis Gatarayiha, Director General of RURA.

“Omnitele is proud the be selected  RURA’s co-operation partner in controlling and improving the Quality of Service of Rwandan networks and thus improving the telecom environment of Rwandese people”, comments Mr Markku Virtanen, Director, Sales Africa of Omnitele.

For more information, please contact:
Esa Vesterinen, myynti- ja kehitysjohtaja, Omnitele Oy.

Puh. +358 44 324 7668, sähköposti: esa.vesterinen@omnitele.com

 

Markku Virtanen, johtava konsultti, Omnitele Oy.

Puh. +358 44 284 8956, sähkoposti: markku.virtanen@omnitele.com

Jean Babtiste Mutabazi, Head of Communication and Media Regulation Department tel. + 250 788 505779, email: mutabazi@rura.gov.rw

Omnitele Ltd.
Omnitele is a Finnish telecommunications engineering and consulting company. Our services range from Technology Strategy to Network Design and Network Quality Improvement. Omnitele was founded in 1988 to setup the world’s first GSM operator. Since then, Omnitele has assisted telecom operators and regulators in over 1,000 projects in more than 80 countries. Our core values – Straightforward, Trusted and Intelligent – define the way we do business. www.omnitele.com

RURA
Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) was created by law n° 39*2001 of 13th September 2001 and was published in the Government Gazette n° 20 of 15th October 2001 with the mission to regulate certain public Utilities including e.g. Telecommunications network and/or Telecommunications services. rura.gov.rw