By Website writer
Airtel Uganda has become the first telecom operator in Uganda to have all its sites across the country 3G mobile broadband enabled.
The upgrade in technology to 100% mobile broadband means that all Airtel Uganda subscribers will now have access to high speed internet, regardless of their geographical location.
Prime Minister; Hon Ruhakana Rugunda made the announcement at Kampala Serena Hotel on Wednesday.
Airtel Uganda Managing Director, VG Somasekhar said that the network upgrade to countrywide broadband coverage is part of the company’s vision to empower Uganda with connectivity to high-speed internet access which will drive economic growth and social development.
“Airtel Uganda has invested $50m USD in this financial year 2017/18 with a goal to ensure Uganda is 100% mobile broadband in the next 4 months. Currently 154 new sites are being rolled out. An additional 165 sites are under implementation with an objective to enhance rural capacity and coverage thus providing an unmatched internet experience to our customers”.
The Prime Minister who was the guest of honor at the announcement commended Airtel Uganda ‘a remarkable development both for the ICT sector and for the country.”
“By enabling national broadband internet connectivity, Airtel Uganda will empower millions of Ugandans by granting them access to both the basic functions of mobile telephone technology and the advanced functions which