Airtel Uganda launches 4GLTE telecommunications technology

Airtel Uganda launches 4GLTE telecommunications technology

Fastest growing telecommunications network now offering the fastest internet speeds as it upgrades to 4G

Customers to receive 4GB free to enable them enjoy the LTE experience

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Airtel Uganda yesterday morning announced the launch of its 4GLTE mobile telecommunications technology. The announcement was made during a press briefing held at the Kampala Serena Hotel and attended by the Minister of ICT Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, Airtel Uganda partners and the media.

Airtel Managing Director, Mr. V.G Somasekhar (2nd left), Minister of ICT, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze and other officials launching the 4GLTE technology

The upgrade to 4GLTE comes with a significant countrywide investment made by Airtel Uganda in setting up 404 LTE sites in Kampala and 126 sites upcountry. With this new technology, Airtel – Uganda’s fastest growing telecom is now offering subscribers around the country the fastest available speeds as well as an improved experience in internet-based activities such as video conferencing, mobile web access, amongst others.

Airtel Uganda Managing Director, Mr. V.G Somasekhar addressing the media during the launch of 4GLTE technology at Serena Hotel

Addressing the media and various key guests from Uganda’s ICT sector, Mr. V.G. Somasekhar the Airtel Managing Director stated that with the 4G LTE technology, customers will have an overall improved internet experience at the most affordable rates. This investment will further enable digital inclusion in Uganda, he added.

Minister of ICT, Hon Frank Tumwebaze addressing the media during the Airtel 4GLTE technology launch

The launch comes just two weeks after Airtel Uganda announced a revision of its data in a bid to remain the most affordable telecommunications company in Uganda.

UCC Director Corporate Affairs, Fred Otunnu, gives a speech during the launch of Airtel Uganda 4GLTE technology

Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister for ICT congratulated the management and staff of Airtel Uganda upon this momentous achievement. “As government our key responsibility is to provide a conducive environment and good policies for our investors. Such milestones like the one Airtel has attained today is a confirmation that we have always supported and encouraged innovative ICT development models,” he commented.

To join 4G, Airtel Uganda customer will have to swap their 2G, 3G SIM cards to 4G- free of charge. Customers new to the network will buy a 4G SIM from the communicated locations at UGX 2,000 only. The change in SIM cards comes with 4GB free for those swapping their SIM cards and 1GB for new SIM purchases.

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