Orange Goes to Uganda

Orange to launch telecommunication services in Uganda

October 20, 2008

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PARIS -- France Telecom and Hits Telecom Uganda have created a new company named Orange Uganda Limited, which will provide telecommunication services in Uganda under the Orange brand in the coming months. Hits Telecom Uganda provides Orange Uganda Limited with its national licence, the transfer of which has been approved by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).

Orange Uganda Limited, 53% controlled by France Telecom, will also benefit from Hits Telecom Uganda’s GSM network and main telecom assets. France Telecom will provide its know-how, the support and experience of its teams worldwide and the financing required for a successful and ambitious service deployment. All of Hits Telecom Uganda’s staff are invited to join Orange Uganda Limited.

With a rapidly growing population of around 30 million people and a mobile penetration rate of less than 17% in March 2008, Uganda offers major prospects for growth.

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