Airtel hits 2,000 sites to boost network capacity and coverage amid lockdown
Airtel Uganda reaffirmed their network leadership position in Uganda with the announcement of 2,000 network masts across the country. The investment is in time to boost network capacity to tackle current consumption amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
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, education, and entertainment.
“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 LTE. Today, as never before, affordable and reliable telecommunication services are an essential service,” he noted.
This announcement comes a year after the telco announced the availability of countrywide 4G LTE connectivity following the complete modernization of their network.
Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, the Ag. Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission congratulated Airtel upon another accomplishment in their journey to provide a 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 who 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 Broadband Policy. Congratulations Airtel,” she noted.