Airtel Uganda has today officially announced its 4G LTE service. The launch happened at a press briefing which took place at Kampala Serena Hotel, and attended by the guest of honor ICT Minister Hon Frank Tumwebaze. Airtel now joins MTN, Africell, Smile Communications, Vodafone and the rest in offering 4G LTE internet technology.
The big red network has rolled out over 404 sites in Kampala, Entebbe and Wakiso and a further 126 sites across the country.
Mr. V.G. Somasekhar, the Airtel Managing Director stated that customers will have an overall improved internet experience at the most affordable rates.
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Airtel has always had 4G in other parts of Uganda, and the launch comes just a fortnight after the company revised its data pricing in a bid to remain the most affordable telecommunications company in Uganda.
The ICT minister congratulated the management and staff if Airtel upon this achievement saying that one of the key responsibilities of the government is to provide a conducive environment and policy for investors.
Customers who want to try out the experience will have to swap their 2G and 3G SIM cards to 4G – free of charge, and get an extra 4GB with the new swapped SIM. New Subscribers will have to buy a 4G SIM at only UGX 2000, and the new SIM comes with 1GB data.