UTL plans full cellular coverage of Uganda with AST SpaceMobile deal

11 Aug 2021

Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AST SpaceMobile, a company building a space-based mobile network accessible by conventional mobile handsets. The deal would provide UTL customers with nationwide network coverage, even in areas where the telco has not deployed cellular infrastructure. UTL technical consultant Otaremwa Otuhumurize told local news site ChimpReports that the firm’s target is to ‘ensure every learner in Uganda has access to extremely high speeds of internet’.