Airtel Uganda, today commissioned 29 new masts in 12 districts as part of their commitment to delivering exceptional customer experience on the Airtel network that customers have been accustomed to.
The additional masts are part of the growing physical and virtual infrastructure of Airtel’s 4G network that covers the country from border to border. This is also part of Airtel’s commitment to building a robust smartphone network a platform on which they have been able to grow digital and financial inclusion in Uganda. The network supports the delivery of affordable data, voice, and financial services across the country.
The 12 districts in which the new masts were commissioned include Kampala, Hoima, Kabarole, Jinja, Bushenyi, Luwero, Gulu, Mbarara, Moroto, Wakiso, Rukungiri, and Isingiro.
While commissioning the masts Airtel Uganda Network Director, Mr. Agarwal Rajesh, expressed gratitude to the tower partners like ATC and Ubuntu involved in this project. “Under the Parish Development Model, the country is focused on transforming the parishes and creating opportunities for the people. Airtel Uganda is pleased to support these efforts by building and deploying a smartphone network that is complementary to these efforts.”
Airtel as a technology enabler has supported the country’s digitization agenda as envisaged in the Uganda vision 2040. The telco boasts a growing network of over 2,500 masts that are 5G ready, and an expanding fiber network across the country, especially in the Capital City.
The telco believes that the new sites will improve the lives of the customer and catalyze the empowerment of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access affordable voice, data, and financial services without differentiation.
The new sites will enable the expansion, adoption, and usage of ICTs in transformative sectors such as education, health, and agriculture across the country. Farmers can now access agricultural information to improve their farm productivity, and teachers and students are able to use online platforms to teach and expand their learning experiences. While business owners can utilize the voice, airtel money, and data options on Airtel to operate their businesses more efficiently.