Airtel announces 2,000 masts milestone

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Uganda. 15th April 2020 – Airtel Uganda this morning reaffirmed their network leadership position in Uganda with the announcement of 2,000 network masts across the country. This announcement comes almost a year after the telco announced the availability of countrywide 4G LTE connectivity following complete modernization of their network.

The announcement is just another step in Airtel’s journey to provide excellent telecommunications services across Uganda. Besides the 2,000 masts, the Airtel Uganda network also consists of over 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.

Speaking during the online launch, Airtel Uganda Managing Director Mr. V.G. Somasekhar noted that Airtel has played a fundamental role in preparing Ugandans for a fully digital Uganda and this has never been more relevant than today when the majority of Ugandans are staying at home and relying on the internet for work and entertainment.

Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, the Acting Executive Director at Uganda Communications Commission

“We have made a firm commitment to ensuring 100% access to our superior network in Uganda. Today, we are happy to announce that people across Uganda will be able to improve their lives through trade, education and commerce and enjoy the full offerings of Airtel Uganda’s reliable network whether on 2G, 3G or 4G,” he noted.

“With the availability of our countrywide network, we are mitigating other factors such as affordability of voice and data bundles, quality smartphones and Airtel Money transaction rates,” he added.

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Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, the Ag. Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission congratulated Airtel upon another accomplishment in their journey to provide superior network in Uganda.

“In order to transform the Ugandan society, we are ready to collaborate with the private sector and organizations like Airtel Uganda are playing an important role in ensuring reliable, affordable and always-on communication across Uganda. As the regulator, we are committed to developing a modern communications Infrastructure in Uganda, in conformity with the operationalization of the Telecommunications Policy. Congratulations Airtel,” she noted.

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