Launch of Simu 4 U Takes Rural Telecom to New Level, by Elias Biryabaremas & Rosebell Kagumire

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

As the competition in the telecommunications sector gets tougher, the public payphone service, whose reform has been somewhat slow, has got new dynamism with the launching of Simu 4 U by Uganda Telecom Ltd.
Particularly designed for low-income sections of the population, the service is notably expected to have a dramatic impact in rural areas where access to telephone has long been a dream luxury to many on account of cost and distance.
The company’s Managing Director, Mr Aimable Mpore underscored this point on Friday at the launch of the service, saying Simu 4 U would revolutionarise communication in poorer parts of Uganda when the rollout is completed, in the next three months.
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Source: The Monitor (Kampala)