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Airtel Achieves Network Leadership In Uganda

Airtel Uganda has today announced the availability of countrywide 4G LTE connectivity after completing modernization of their network.

Upon this investment, Airtel currently boasts of 1,632 sites andover 3,900 kilometers of fiber across Uganda covering 95.9% population, making it possible for subscribers around the country to enjoy an improved experience in internet based activities. This encompasses video conferencing, video calling, video streaming, gaming services and mobile internet access.

Addressing media and various stakeholders at the launch held at Kampala Serena Hotel today, Airtel Uganda Managing Director Mr. V.G. Somasekhar lauded the government for the enabling investment policies.

Commenting about this milestone, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of Government Business in Parliament General Moses Ali said; “The government recently passed the Broadband Policy, which is a major step towards the social and economic development of this country. As per the policy guidelines, the mandate of telecom companies is to provide a high-speed, reliable and universal internet connectivity. I applaud Airtel Uganda for taking the lead in this initiative.”

Airtel Uganda Managing Director Mr. V.G. Somasekhar welcomes Guest of Honor First Deputy Prime Minister General Moses Ali. Middle is Airtel Board Chairman Hannington Karuhanga

“In order to transform the Ugandan society, we are ready to collaborate with the private sector. Organisations like Airtel Uganda are playing an important role in boosting trade and business and contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Vision 2040,” he added.

Richard Kamya
Richard is a Digital Communication Specialist and an Entrepreneur

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