After massive investment in network upgrading worth $100 million that culminated into Airtel registering impressive growth in customer base, Airtel Uganda has unveiled availability of country-wide 4G connectivity making Uganda first country in Africa to have this faster internet connection.
According to Airtel Managing Director, VG Somasekhar says the 4G launch is a testimony to their commitment to provide reliable internet and communication service to the general public as the slogan goes Airtel Smartphone Network.
“The company Today unveils into the market and Country 4G connectivity that is faster and reliable first of its kind in Africa.This encompasses video conferencing, video calling, video streaming, gaming services and mobile intent access, ”Somasekhar Stressed.
After rebranding from Zain to Airtel in 2010 the company invested improving connectivity coverage country and internet connectivity. Today Airtel Uganda currently boasts of 1,632 sites, covers 3,900 kilometers of fiber across Uganda covering 95.9% of population making it possible for subscribers around the country to enjoy an improved experience in internet based activities.
Airtel also boast of 10 million subscribers on its various network platform making its available, accessible and affordable service provider.
Addressing entire business community, government officials and media, Somasekhar lauded government for the enabling investment climate and investment in infrastructure that has boasted telecommunication sector development.
Moses Ali First Deputy Prime Minister pledged total commitment to support telecom companies and collaborate with the private sector in boosting trade and businesses.
“The government recently passed the broad band policy which is major step towards social and economic development of this country. As per the policy guidelines, the mandate of telecom companies is to provide high-speed, reliable and universal internet connectivity. We shall therefore working with you to see you achieve this,”Ali said.
Uganda Communication Commission Boss Mutabazi Godfrey urged government institutions and business community to embrace 4G connectivity to speed up service delivery.
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