19th, August 2011– Airtel Uganda has announced new developments following
its decision to discontinue interconnection with Uganda Telecom (UTL).
After meetings convened by the Minister of Information, Communication and
Technology and Uganda Communication Commission to facilitate a settlement
of the dispute, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the two
Mr. V.G. Somasekhar, airtel Managing Director said, “I am pleased to
announce to airtel customers and Ugandans at large that Airtel and Uganda
Telecom have now reached a settlement and agreed on a Payment Plan for the
outstanding debt. Subsequently, come Monday September 5, 2011 airtel will
stay its decision to discontinue interconnect services with Uganda Telecom.
Somasekhar also noted that it was a tough call to terminate interconnectivity
with Uganda Telecom as fellow Ugandans on both networks would suffer
inability to communicate with each other. “It therefore gives me pleasure to
have reached a settlement and airtel will look forward to commencing greater
relations with Uganda telecom,” he added