Singapore-backed Sure Telecom has begun installing its infrastructure and aims to start testing its signal in August. When it launches, Sure will be Uganda’s seventh telco, alongside the existing Airtel, MTN, Orange, Warid, UTL and I-Tel. Local news site The Razor reports that with base transceiver stations (BTS) and a switch house currently under construction, Sure aims to begin its rollout in Kampala, before expanding outwards. Undeterred by the ferocity of competition in Uganda, Sure is aiming to survive by investing in landline networks, where there are fewer players, and offering data services in addition to voice. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Sure currently holds Public Service Provider (PSP) and Public Infrastructure Provider (PIP) licences, allowing it to offer wireless and wired services, although it requires a separate permission to use wireless frequencies.
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