By End Of 2019, Uganda Expects 100% Cellular Coverage

Written by Ann Brown


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The head of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) says the country should have 100% mobile phone coverage by the end of 2019.

Godfrey Mutabazi told The Daily Monitor that he expects national roaming to be implemented next year to ensure that users retain coverage even in areas where their own network provider has not yet reached.

From IT News Africa.

Mutabazi also added that a new licensing regime will call for service providers to offer a minimum of 3G connectivity to every parish in the country, while 4G services are also expected to be expanded out from the main urban centres.

‘In the next six to twelve months, all telecoms [operators] will [have upgraded to] 4G access. We shall have national roaming and deploy more base stations in each parish. With the new [licensing regime], each parish should at least have a minimum of 3G access,’ Mutabazi concluded.

Read more at IT News Africa.

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About Ann Brown
Ann Brown has been a freelance writer for more than two decades. Her work has appeared in CocoaFab, Black Enterprise, Essence,, New York Trend, Upscale, Moguldom, AFKInsider, The Network Journal, Playboy, Africa Strictly Business, For Harriet, Pathfinders, Black Meetings & Tourism, Frequent Flier, Girl, Honey, Source Sports, The Source, Black Radio Exclusive, and Launch. She studied journalism at New York University and has her B.A. Born in New York, Ann lived in Praia, Cabo Verde, for nearly a decade. She created “An American In Cabo Verde,” a Facebook community.