Vodafone Uganda, which offers services via a strategic agreement with Afrimax, has launched voice and Long Term Evolution (LTE) data services in Kampala, All Africa reports. According to officials, on-net communications are working correctly, but the company is tackling problems interconnecting with other service providers’ networks. Kicking off its launch, Vodafone is offering a promotion under which subscribers are entitled to 24 hours of free on-net calls after loading UGX3,000 (USD1.0) of credit. LTE data services are currently available in the capital and Entebbe, but coverage of other cities will be added soon, a spokesperson for the cellco explained. Outside of the two previously named cities, subscribers will have access to 2G services, whilst 3G services are also available in some areas.
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Vodafone signed a Partner Market agreement with Afrimax in November 2014, under which the two companies would offer customers voice and data services under the Vodafone Uganda brand. Commenting on the development, Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Stefano Gastaut said: ‘Uganda is an attractive market and we are delighted to welcome Afrimax to our successful Partner Markets community, which already operates in more than 50 countries. We look forward to exploring the potential for further Partner Market agreements in sub-Saharan Africa with Afrimax, under our framework cooperation agreement.’