Airtel Uganda has confirmed plans to begin deploying 5G gear at 50 sites across central Kamapala from next week.
Together with rival MTN Uganda, Airtel won 5G frequencies in the government’s auction last month. The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has now released the spectrum to the operators, allowing them to commence their 5G launches – MTN’s is expected imminently as well.
Speaking to local outlet Nile Post, Airtel Uganda Managing Director Manoj Murali said: “By the end of the year we will have covered many more sites, especially in the cities. We will have transformed the way people, communities and businesses experience high speed broadband internet. 5G has a good potential to transform services like e-learning, telemedicine, manufacturing and commercial agriculture.”