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In 1968, the Office Congolais des Postes et Télécommunications, an agency of the ministry of finance, was organised and obtained a monopoly on fixed telephone connections. From 1971 to 1997, the country was known as Zaïre and the name of the monopolist was changed accordingly. After 1997, Zaïre adopted the name Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC). In 2002, the roles of supervisor and network operator were split. In 2008, OCPT was renamed Société Congolaise des Postes et Telecommunications (SCPT), a commercial operator owned by the government. It is dependent on the ministry of Post and Telecommunications (PTT), the supervisor.

Zaïre (Congo)
TCO1.jpg
Filename TCO1
Side 1 R.D.C. (République Démocratique du Congo)
Side 2 JETON / P.T.T. (Postes Télégraphes Téléphones)
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 24.5
Weight (grams) 5.5
Notes
Source afrasi
File:TCO2.jpg
Filename TCO2
Side 1 O.N.P.T.Z. (Office National des Postes et des Telecommunications Zaїrois)
Side 2 JETON / P.T.T. (Postes Télégraphes Téléphones)
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 24.5
Weight (grams) 5.5
Notes
Source

Office National des Télécommunications (ONATEL), wholly owned by the government, was created in 1979. In 2005, its mandate was extended to include mobile telephones and internet. In 2009, the government stopped all investments, intending to privatise the company. Howeverr, privatisation was not accomplished. In 2017, ONATEL secured a credit from Huawei, permitting it to modernise its networks

Burundi
TBU1.jpg
Filename TBU1
Side 1 *BURUNDI*, *ONATEL* (Office NAtional des TÉLécommunications) and 1
Side 2 *BURUNDI*, *ONATEL* (Office NAtional des TÉLécommunications) and 1
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 26.5
Weight (grams) 6.25
Notes
Source afrasi

Rwanda's fixed line network was initially operated by Rwandatel, a government controlled enterprise created in 1993. As a consequence of Libyan investment in Rwandatel and the Libyan crisis in 2011, Rwandatel saw its license to provide mobile services revoked. This gave MTN, a South African telecom multinational company, a monopoly in the mobile sector until 2006 when Rwandatel (acquired in 2013 by Liquid Telecom) became the second mobile operator. The national supervisor is Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). Rwanda’s mobile network is well developed, but the internet and broadband sector are suffering from limited fixed-line infrastructure and high prices.

Rwanda
TRW1.jpg
Filename TRW1
Side 1 AEROGARE KIGALI and TAXIPHONE
Side 2 10 (francs)
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 24
Weight (grams) 3.75
Notes
Source afrasi
TRW2.jpg
Filename TRW2
Side 1 AEROGARE KIGALI and TAXIPHONE
Side 2 50 (francs)
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 26
Weight (grams) 5.25
Notes
Source afrasi