Uganda

Orange to sell Uganda stake to Africell

French incumbent telco Orange has announced that it is to sell its 53 per cent stake in Orange Uganda to Africell, an aspiring pan-regional operator that currently provides services in the DRC, Gambia and Sierra Leone. The deal awaits approval from the relevant authorities, Orange said.

Uganda is next stop for Google fibre project

Google is taking experience gained from the Google Fiber project, which has seen high speed broadband deployed to residences in Kansas City, Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah, and is turning its attention to a less obvious target market: Uganda.

African LTE operator “could happily prioritise Skype traffic”

A greenfield LTE operator that has launched this year in Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda would “happily prioritise Skype traffic” at the expense of standards-based voice services if that is what the market demanded, its chief operating officer has told Telecoms.com.

MTN Uganda announces LTE roll-out plans

The roll out of LTE in Africa continues apace as MTN announces that it will be launching a network in Uganda in 2013. The subsidiary of the South African network has announced plans to upgrade its network to offer speeds of up to 100Mbps and said it would be investing $70m in network infrastructure during 2013, following on from the $80m it said it spent in 2012.

Orange Uganda enters into network management partnership with Eaton Towers

Orange Uganda has entered into a 15-year passive network management partnership with Eaton Towers. The deal will see Orange Uganda’s outsource the operation and maintenance of its existing sites to Eaton Towers, while providing build-to-suit for new sites with a view to reducing costs and capital expenditure.

MTN Uganda withdraws call block threat

MTN Uganda has withdrawn its threat to stop connecting calls to rival network Uganda Telecom (UTL) over unpaid connection fees. Communications Minister Aggry Awori said that the government, which holds a 37 per cent stake in UTL, had intervened to broker an agreement between the parties and avoid disrupting services to end users.

Zain outsources East Africa to NSN

African and Middle Eastern carrier Zain streamlined its East African operations this week, with the announcement Thursday that it has awarded three network outsourcing deals to Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN).

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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