Rohde & Schwarz Opens New Software Development Lab in Rwanda

Munich based Tech firm, Rohde & Schwarz, has officially opened its new software development lab in Kigali, Rwanda, the company’s first research and development initiative in Africa.

As announced, Rohde & Schwarz will cooperate closely with local partners and support talent in the country. The company is however, focused on making investments in future technologies such as 6G, quantum technology, the industrial internet of things (IIoT), artificial intelligence and cloud technology.

“Africa is an enormous growth market and Rwanda is a trailblazer in digitalization. Rohde & Schwarz is making a long-term commitment for sustainable growth and stability. We want to develop products for the global market together with our team in Rwanda,” said Peter Riedel, President and COO of Rohde & Schwarz.

The opening ceremony was attended by the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, along with Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT & Innovation and Dr. Valentine Uwamariya, Minister of Education.

The Singapore subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz will be continuously expanding the new lab in Kigali with a plan to include activities in the area of Cybersecurity and support of local students and engineers.

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