Hits Telecom

Dr Sultan A. Bahabri, chairman Hits Telecom

A medical doctor by training, Sultan A.Bahabri was drawn to the telecommunications field by the possibilities it offered for e-health initiatives. He founded Hits Telecom to bid for the second GSM licence in Saudi Arabia in 2003. While his bid was unsuccessful (as was a second attempt, losing to Zain in 2007), Hits went into business with licence winner Etisalat, providing customer care and distribution services.

France Telecom expands into Uganda

French carrier France Telecom has expanded its African footprint under a deal with Ugandan new entrant Hits Telecom. Under the agreement signed at the weekend, France Telecom will take majority ownership of a new entity, Orange Uganda, which will control Hits Telecom’s existing GSM network and telecom assets. Hits Telecom Uganda acquired a GSM 900/1800 […]


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