UTL must pay MTN to settle interconnect dispute

6 Nov 2014

Uganda’s Court of Appeal has ordered incumbent fixed line operator Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) to pay the full UGX6 billion (USD2.2 million) which is owed to cellco MTN Uganda for unpaid interconnect fees covering the period March to December 2007. The court has also ordered UTL to pay interest at 8% plus a late-payment fee of UGX100 million. UTL has already paid half of the money owed following an earlier legal challenge by MTN and must now hand over the remaining UGX3 billion, the court says.