The Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC) has approved the extension of Celtel’s licence; the concession is due to expire on 17 September 2008. According to the original licence, awarded in 1993, Celtel was required, amongst other things, to achieve coverage of 99.9% of the population and pay 1% of its annual gross revenues to the universal access fund. ‘The commission intends to recommend to the Minister of Information and Communication Technology to grant an extension of Celtel’s licence…unless there are valid and substantial objections to the proposed extension,’ a UCC spokesperson told local press.
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