Uganda’s Telco Regulator approves Airtel-Warid Merger

The Telecom regulator UCC has today announced that they have “no objection” to the application by Airtel to transfer Warid Telecom’s Public Infrastructure Provider (PIP) and Public Service Provider (PSP) licenses to Airtel Uganda. According to the statement from the Uganda Communications Commission, “The Commission, upon receipt of the said application gave a no objection to the merger transaction of Warid Telecom and Airtel and requested for further documentation.

The commission, in accordance with the law, is in the process of carrying out administrative due diligence of the requirements submitted by the applicants and shall announce the outcome within 45 days from the date of receipt of the application [believed to have been 23rd April, 2013].

The full integration process will take a maximum of 12 months from the date of approval.”Since Airtel bought Warid it’s  brand will be maintained after the merger has been completed.