In brief

20 October 2017

Internet

State-controlled fixed and mobile operator Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL) has signed a partnership agreement with the West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) designed to improve data capacity and boost internet access speeds. WIOCC, which is owned by 14 African telcos – including UTL – provides a range of wholesale services to carriers, ISPs, over-the-top (OTT) players and content providers throughout Africa. It controls 55,000km of terrestrial infrastructure and is also an investor in submarine cable networks such as EASSy.