President launches airtel internet

Friday 10th August 2012

President Yoweri Museveni has commended Airtel Company for investing in the Ugandan telecommunications industry. He assured them that the middle class in Uganda is growing and the firm will make the work of the subscribers much easier.
The President, who was this afternoon launching Airtel high speed internet at State House Entebbe, added that government decided to shift the communication services to the undersea cable system because it is much cheaper than satellite services.
According to the Managing Director of Airtel, Mr. V.G. Somasekhar, there are 4 million Airtel subscribers today in Uganda. He said the new high speed internet that is affordable, will benefit all subscribers of the Company, especially the youth who will get connected to the worldwide.
Airtel currently has a little over 40 million customers in Africa across 16 markets following its acquisition of Zain Africa earlier this year. The company is aiming at realizing a growth African customer base of 100 million by the end of this year by expanding its networks and services.

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