(Ecofin Agency) - During a press conference on Jan 16, the British mobile virtual network operator Lycamobile announced it is officially starting operations in Uganda. The company wants to improve access to quality voice and data services at best rates for Ugandan citizens.
Lycamobile is expected to sign an equipment deal with Tangerine, one of the first Internet service providers, to launch LTE in the country.
“We want to have unrivaled 4G internet and we hope to roll out our services throughout the entire country in the next six months,” said Jeya Seelan, the CEO of Lycamobile.
“We hope to create over 600 jobs both directly and indirectly but also expand the telecom market. We shall employ the local workforce in a bid to create employment as one of the ways to create impact on Ugandan citizens,” he added.
According to Gavin De Costa, the head of the economic and trade policy for Uganda and Rwanda at the British High Commission in Kampala, the entry of Lycamobile into the Ugandan market will further strengthen ties between the United Kingdom and Uganda.