Airtel Uganda has introduced LTE mobile telecommunications technology to the country. The upgrade to LTE follows a nationwide investment with the establishment of 404 sites in Kampala and 126 sites upcountry.
According to the company, the upgrade will provide improved internet service at the most affordable rates to enable digital inclusion.
Airtel Uganda’s Managing Director V.G. Somasekhar said investment in faster internet aims to ease communication for businesses with the ultimate goal of driving upwards the growth of the entire economy.
Airtel Uganda has close to 10 million Sim card customers transacting on its network out of close to 23 million Sim cards industry customers.
To join the 4G LTE network, Airtel Uganda customer can swap their 2G and 3G SIM cards free of charge. Customers new to the network will pay UGX 2,000 for an LTE SIM. The change in SIM cards comes with 4GB of data free for those swapping their SIM cards and 1GB of data for new SIM purchases.