Missing all providers in Rwanda: Rwandatel, MTN, Tigo

Bug #497319 reported by jtholb on 2009-12-16
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
mobile-broadband-provider-info (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There is currently no info for mobile broadband providers in Rwanda. I currently have info for Rwandatel and will work on finding information for MTN and Tigo in Rwanda.


Access #: *99#
APN: rtel3g
user: rwandatel
pass: rwandatel

If I've left out any information for Rwandatel please let me know and I'll find it.

Changed in mobile-broadband-provider-info:
assignee: nobody → Matt Trudel (mathieu-tl)
importance: Undecided → Low


Just checking back on this, have you found the information for MTN and Tingo?

jtholb (jtholb) wrote :

I returned to the States for the holidays and so haven't had a chance, but I'll be back in Rwanda in a few weeks and I'll get the info when I get back.

nicpottier (nicpottier) wrote :

I'm in Rwanda right now.. here's Tigo's:

APN: web.tigo.rw

No username, password or auth type needed.

Note that for Rwandatel, I found you also had to turn on PAP or CHAP authentication, at least on my Android device.

jtholb (jtholb) wrote :

nicpottier is right on for Tigo. As for MTN it is

Access #: *99#
APN: internet.mtn

no username or password needed.

If anything else is needed let me know (like the DNS servers for MTN or Tigo which I don't have at the moment)

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) wrote :

I think this is fixed in latest version in maverick

have filed SRU here


please test out the deb there and comment there


Changed in mobile-broadband-provider-info:
status: New → Fix Committed
Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) wrote :


Now its fixed in the latest version of the package in lucid-proposed

closing this bug report

warm regards

Changed in mobile-broadband-provider-info:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
adrien (adrien5) wrote :

im sorry but this has still not been fixed in 11.04. missing Tigo and Rtel...

Indeed, reopening; MTN is now included, but Tigo and Rwandatel are still missing.

Rwandatel informations are available in the description, so that one should be simple enough to add.

affects: mobile-broadband-provider-info → mobile-broadband-provider-info (Ubuntu)
Changed in mobile-broadband-provider-info (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
assignee: Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (mathieu-tl) → nobody

Seems like there is no point bothering with adding Rwandatel, which appears to
have lost its mobile operation license in April 2011. I've sent a patch upstream to add Tigo.

You *could* take this patch from the upstream bug tracker this way:
sudo patch -p1 /usr/share/mobile-broadband-provider-info/serviceproviders.xml < tigo.diff

... but there isn't such a huge point in doing this since it's easy enough to add the APN when creating a connection :)

Changed in mobile-broadband-provider-info:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in mobile-broadband-provider-info:
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package mobile-broadband-provider-info - 20120307-1

mobile-broadband-provider-info (20120307-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Merging upstream version 20120307 from git
  * Summary of upstream changes
    - in: add SIDs for MTS MBlaze and Tata Indicom Photon+
      (LP: #892693) (LP: #903525)
    - in: Add support for new APNs for AIRCEL and DOCOMO
    - in: remove invalid DNS server entries for Idea Cellular
    - se: update voicemail for Tele2, balance, plan for Comviq Sweden
    - fi: add new APN for postpaid with public ip and update DNS servers
      for Saunalahti Finland
    - ml: add Malitel provider and 'internet' APN for Orange in Mali
    - rw: add Tigo provider in Rwanda (LP: #497319)
    - us: add T-Mobile voicemail number
    - et: add Ethiopia and its Ethio Telecom provider
    - ke: update Kenya Safaricom's APN to 'safaricom' (LP: #912725)
    - es: add Spanish "Eroski Móvil" provider
    - es: add MCC/MNC for Eroski Móvi
    - kh: add "Smart Mobile" for Cambodia
    - ch: fix Swisscom top up code
    - ru: add "home.beeline.ru" APN for Beeline Russia
    - kh: update Cambodian providers
    - fr: add support for Free Mobile
    - pk: add support for pctl EVO
  * Removing build-depends on autotools-dev in debian/control
  * Updating Standards-Version to 3.9.3
    - Updating copyright format to the latest format 1.0
    - Removing executable bits in /debian directory

 -- Bhavani Shankar <email address hidden> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 11:42:55 +0530

Changed in mobile-broadband-provider-info (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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