Board Decision Establishing Regulatory Framework

REPUBLIC OF RWANDA

RWANDA UTILITIES REGULATORY AGENCY
P.O BOX 7289 KIGALI, Tel: +250 584562, Fax : +250 584563
Email: arms@rwanda.1.com /dgoffice@rura.gov.rw
Website: www.rura.gov.rw

BOARD DECISION No15/ICT.APPL-RURA/2009 OF 6TH NOVEMBER
2009 ESTABLISHING REGULATORY FRAMEWORK GOVERNING THE
OPERATIONS OF INTERNET CAFE IN RWANDA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREAMBLE ......................................................................................................................................... 2
CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL PROVISIONS .................................................................................... 2
ARTICLE 1: PURPOSE ........................................................................................................................... 2
ARTICLE 2: DEFINITIONS...................................................................................................................... 2
ARTICLE 3: SCOPE. ............................................................................................................................... 2

CHAPTER 2: AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR OPENING AN INTERNET CAFÉ2
ARTICLE 4. APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION ................................................................................. 3
ARTICLE 5: GRANT OF AUTHORIZATION ............................................................................................ 3
ARTICLE 6: REVOCATION OF AUTHORIZATION ................................................................................... 3
ARTICLE 7: ANNUAL AUTHORIZATIONS FEES ...................................................................................... 3

CHAPTER 3: SPECIFIC RULES GOVERNING INTERNET CAFE OPERATION ................... 3
ARTICLE 8: PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION: ............................................................................................. 3
ARTICLE 9: PHYSICAL LAYOUT ............................................................................................................. 4
ARTICLE 10: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ON BANDWIDTH ................................................................ 4
ARTICLE 11: INTERNET PROTOCOL ALLOCATION/ACCESS LOGS........................................................ 4
ARTICLE 12: NETWORK SAFETY AND SECURITY: ................................................................................. 4
ARTICLE 13: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ............................................................................................... 5
ARTICLE 14: BILLING ............................................................................................................................ 5

CHAPTER IV: PROVISIONS ON REPORTING AND ENFORCEMENT ................................... 5
ARTICLE 15: REPORTING ..................................................................................................................... 5
ARTICLE 16: ENFORCEMENT ............................................................................................................... 6
ARTICLE 17: PENALTIES. ...................................................................................................................... 6

CHAPTER V: FINAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS ....................................................... 6
ARTICLE 18: DEADLINE TO COMPLY WITH THIS DECISION ................................................................. 6
ARTICLE 19: REPEALING PROVISION ................................................................................................... 6
ARTICLE 20: ENTRY INTO FORCE ......................................................................................................... 6

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