Lycamobile gets national licence in Uganda

12 May 2021

Lycamobile has been awarded a National Telecommunications Operator (NTO) licence in Uganda to make it the country’s fourth national operator alongside Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL), MTN and Airtel. As an NTO licensee, Lycamobile must deploy networks covering 90% of Uganda within five years, while it must also commit to listing 20% of its shares on the local bourse.

UK-based Lycamobile Group entered the Ugandan market in January 2020 when it acquired fixed-wireless operator Tangerine, and it went on to launch commercial services in April that year using Tangerine’s existing concession.