Rwanda - Country Commercial Guide
ICT and Space Technologies
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Rwanda is investing in its ICT and Space Technologies sectors to become a regional innovation hub.  Key projects include the KIC, which serves as a hub for tech startups and innovation-driven enterprises; Smart Rwanda Master Plan which outlines the country’s vision for a digital economy, emphasizing e-commerce, e-governance, cybersecurity, and the use of ICT in various sectors such as healthcare and education; and the $100 million Kigali Innovation Fund to support innovation and entrepreneurship.  Additionally, the Rwanda Space Agency (RSA) has moved quickly since 2020 to acquire and expand space and satellite technologies for application in sectors such as agriculture, environmental monitoring, and disaster management.  RSA has signed several partnerships and contracts with U.S. firms to develop Rwanda’s space sector.  The government is moving now to expand 4G access while deploying a new 5G strategy.

Leading Sub-Sectors

  • Telecommunications and Networking
  • Software Development and IT Services
  • E-Government and E-Services
  • Mobile Applications and Solutions
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics


  • Kigali Innovation City
  • ICT Infrastructure Development
  • Business process outsourcing (BPO)
  • Technical training institutes for ICT specialized courses
  • Software development (mobile applications, innovative e-payment solutions like mobile money and cashless transactions)
  • Internet data centers (computer security management and disaster recovery planning facilities)
  • SMART energy grid development
  • Access network/last mile connectivity
  • ICT financing mechanisms
  • Business development centers
  • Infrastructure management services
  • Cybersecurity Solutions and Services
  • Space Technology Applications

More telecommunication market and regulation information is available from the Ministry of ICT, RDB, and the Rwanda Information Society Authority.