Mobile operator Airtel Uganda is claiming more than UGX6.3 billion (USD1.7 million) in unpaid interconnect fees from state-backed Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL). A report from The Monitor says that Airtel has petitioned the High Court Commercial Division to force UTL to pay the outstanding fees. The court has given UTL ten days to respond to the petition or it says Airtel will be entitled to the sum it is claiming. In the past UTL has also been accused of non-payment of interconnect fees by another mobile market rival, MTN.
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