MTN Uganda offers telecommunications services under a second National Operator License for the operation of a telecommunications system issued on 15 April 1998 for a period of twenty years. The telecom’s License expired on 21 October 2018 but was extended to accommodate conclusion of renewal negotiations which have been ongoing for close to 2 years.
The telecom operator has negotiated for renewal of its license for another 12 years under a new contract with Uganda Communication Commission (UCC).
MTN has fulfilled all conditions precedent to the license, including the payment of a total sum of US$100 million as license renewal fee for a period of 12 years commencing 1 July 2020.
MTN Uganda is the largest Mobile Telcom in Uganda with over 11 million subscribers accounting to more than 50% of market share. The Telco is part of MTN Group, a multinational Telecommunication company connecting more than 230 million people in over 22 countries in Africa and Middle East.
MTN and the Commission will finalize the signature of the License Agreement in the coming days.