UTL teams up with SEACOM and a sixth Telecom Company Launches in Uganda…However, There is so much Choice for Voice Services yet still Data Services are still lacking despite the current infrastructure… Looks like Ugandans have not yet bought into the ‘Data Services’ despite the transforming potential as Uganda’s footsteps…
The Managing Director of Uganda telecom Limited, Eng. AbdulBaset Elazzab has said Uganda telecom has partnered with SEACOM to offer improved services to its customers.
Elazzab says the partnership will help Uganda telecom to connect to the rest of the world via SUPER HIGH BANDWIDTH fiber optical through SEACOM.
According to the news release issued in Kampala today, the partnership will enable Uganda telecom to offer improved capacity and speed of internet access to customers.
Elazzab also says Uganda telecom will connect to TEAMS and EASSY this month. He says the connection will enable Uganda telecom to have over 1Gbps capacity.
Elazzab says the connection will also significantly improve the company’s connection to the rest of the world and will result in a total enhanced customer experience.
The Chief Technical Officer of Uganda telecom, Reza Hosseiny says the capacity purchase by Uganda telecom on SEACOM network will modify the local internet market and that their company looks forward to a new era of true ‘broadband’ across the Great Lakes Region.
Reza says downtimes will be heavily reduced and customers will be able to do a lot more with their services such as video streaming, triple play, heavy down and uploads among others.
He says Uganda telecom will increase the broadband capacity to the company’s customers at no extra charge.
The sixth phone company, I Tel Limited has been launched at Serena Hotel, in Kampala.
This brings the number of phone companies to six after MTN, Zain, Uganda Telecom, Warid and Orange.
The new phone company plans to invest over 300 billion shillings in Uganda.
Speaking at the launch, the company’s chief executive officer, Augustus Mulenga said the phone company will invest the money over the next three years.
He says the company’s investment will depend on conditions reigning at Uganda’s market.
Mulenga says if the conditions are not conducive for their business the company will not invest all the money on the ground.
The chief executive officer says I tel is ready to compete in Uganda’s competitive phone business.