Smile plans USD46m investment in Uganda

12 Apr 2017

Ugandan wireless ISP Smile Communications says it is investing UGX167 billion (USD46 million) to strengthen and expand its network infrastructure in the 15 districts where it is already active. According to a report from Agence Ecofin, new towers will be built to support its time division duplex LTE (TD-LTE) equipment in locations including Kampala, Tororo, Mbale, Masaka, Masindi and Mbarara.

Stephen Bannon, managing director of Smile, says: ‘There has been massive data use in this country since the appearance of smartphones. The data market will increase over the next five to ten years.’ Smile uses TD-LTE technology to provide both fixed replacement services for home and small business users as well as mobile connectivity for customers with TD-LTE-enabled handsets.

Uganda, Smile Communications (Uganda)