09 Oct Uganda: Facebook and Airtel Uganda team up to improve rural connectivity
Airtel Uganda is partnering with Facebook and East African wholesale network operator Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group (BCS) to improve connectivity in underserved parts of northern Uganda. According to a report from PML Daily, the partners will roll out 800km of new fibre infrastructure in areas such as Gulu, Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Nebbi and Kamdini. The project aims to provide backhaul networks covering more than three million people and enable future cross-border connectivity to neighbouring countries. ‘This will help improve performance and support upgrades to 3G and 4G in areas where operators are bandwidth-constrained,’ said Airtel’s managing director, Anwar Soussa.