New partnership to lower internet costs in Uganda

27 October 2017


Uganda Telecom (UTL) and WIOCC have committed to an internet capacity partnership deal to broaden access to affordable higher data capacity and faster internet speed for users in Uganda.

UTL officials announced the agreement in Kampala and reiterated its part-ownership of WIOCC, along with 13 other African telcos. According to the agreement UTL will receive 7.5Gbps internet connectivity on competitive commercial terms.

Both UTL and WIOCC have described the agreement as a major short-term boost for internet capacity by ensuring that internet is accessible while UTL carries out further network capacity upgrades to meet an increase in demand.

"Working with WIOCC in this way gives UTL the ability to implement significant improvements in price, quality and quantity of internet in the country," said Otaremwa Otuhumurize, consultant at UTL. Read the full article on ITWeb here