By Moses Ndhaye
Mobile telecommunication companies are optimistic that the decision taken to support the development of the country’s data infrastructures will play a major role in the country’s economic development.
According to the Chief Marketing Officer at Mtn Uganda Somdev Sen currently, their major aim is now to ensure that the company invests more in the development of the data infrastructure to ensure that people get access to the internet.
According to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the government regulatory body of the country’s communications sector, internet penetration stood at 37.9% with 23 million internet users as of June 2021.
Somdev while officiating at the launch of the new iTel A58 mobile phone handset says developing good data infrastructure will also lead to the lowering the cost of doing business hence the cost of data will also be lower.
He says in the process more people will get connected to the internet.