After long rumors of a possible UTL acquisition, Hamilton Telecom has finally applied to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for its own licence to provide telecom services in Uganda under the names Hamilton Telecom Limited. If all goes as planned, UCC will award Hamilton a Data and voice Public Service Provider (PSP) licence, this means they are likely to be some kind of Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) with no telecom infrastructure of their own just like k2 telecom or even have the option use UTL’s infrastructure.
A PSP licence is a Capacity Resale licence issued to persons buying capacity from operators and reselling this to others, re-branded or otherwise. This may take on the form of international termination and calling cards. This however does not include the leasing of infrastructure facilities by a PSP to distribute the PSP’s services to its customers.
Hamilton Telecommunications is a US based telecoms that is behind the driving force behind products and services that touch all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and even Saipan. Hamilton is a diversified communications and technology services provider based in Aurora, Nebraska. Founded in 1901 as a local telephone cooperative serving Hamilton County the company has grown to encompass seven primary company divisions, operating on a local, regional, and national basis.Today, Hamilton is one of the leading independent communications companies in the U.S.
Hamliton has applied for a licence together with Light house TV whose licence has been revoked and Horizon Television Broadcasting Limited and the Commission is, seeking the opinion and/or comments from the public, if any, about the applicants within a period of two weeks effective January 12, 2017.
The regulator says they shall grant licences to the applicants if, after the expiry of the above stated time, the Commission has received no opinion and/or comments.