Ugandan CDMA Operator on Target for December Launch
Published on: 12th Oct 2008
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Uganda based CDMA operator I Tel expects to launch its network in December and aims to offer tariffs comparable to landline prices.
"Our rates will be better and cheaper. Whatever you say, the costs of running CDMA are lower than any other technology network on the market regardless of interconnection fees charged," said Ronald Kayemba, the company's sales and marketing manager.
The company had originally wanted to launch a GSM network, but was unable to secure the necessary licenses and chose to go for a low-cost CDMA option instead.
I-Tel president Augustus Caesar Mulenga told The East African that the first few test calls have shown I-Tel's network signal is already being received within Kampala. Later, the firm will roll out its network across the country.
Huawei is the main supplier for the network.
On the web: The East African