Uganda: Three More Telecom Firms Licensed


Three new telecom firms are to start operations soon, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has said, adding that the firms were licensed over the last one year.

This brings to eight the number of licensed telecom firms with, Zain, MTN, uganda telecom, Orange and Warid in operation. Patrick Masambu, the UCC executive director, confirmed the entry of the three new telecom firms, but refused to reveal their identity, saying it was not right to reveal them at this stage.

Masambu added that it was upon the telecom firms to confirm when they would go commercial as they already had the nod from the regulator and investment licences.

Maggie Kigozi, the Uganda Investment Authority boss, had confirmed in an earlier interview that they had licensed a number of new investors to venture into the lucrative and fast-growing telecom industry.

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