Bboxx and MTN Rwandacell PLC have formed a strategic partnership in Rwanda to address the obstacle of low smartphone penetration, which hinders the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country. Customers who sign up for this service will have the option of flexible repayment plans lasting either six or twelve months. In return, MTN Rwanda will provide SIM cards and leverage its extensive coverage in Rwanda. Additionally, MTN will offer a starter data pack of 1GB per month for three months to all Bboxx Connect customers.
The partnership will also involve connecting Bboxx’s existing suite of Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled household appliances with telecommunications services provided by MTN Rwanda. By leveraging MTN Rwanda’s wide reach, Bboxx aims to expand the affordability and accessibility of smartphones to customers throughout Rwanda. Both Bboxx and MTN Rwanda will combine their expertise and shared vision to make essential technology more accessible for all Rwandans, contributing to bridging the digital divide and connecting previously unconnected communities to the internet.