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Kenya’s YU mobile network to enter Uganda.

Kenya’s YU mobile network is set to go regional by starting operations in Uganda later this year. India’s Essar Group, and owners of Essar Kenya Limited who operate the YU mobile network have been granted a license to operate in Uganda. It would seem logical to make YU an East African mobile network brand since many Pan-African mobile networks have been using the the same strategy such as Zain, MTN, and Vodacom. However, the last time I checked Uganda had around four mobile networks already operational in the form of Orange, Zain, Mango and MTN – can the market therefore sustain a fifth entrant into the marketplace? Something’s got to give and its at times like these that consolidation in the form of mergers and acquisitions start to happen. The full story on YU’s regional push can be read at the Business Daily here>

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4 Comments

  1. Michael
    June 11, 2009 at 5:54 am — Reply

    Uganda currently has five mobile operators, not four: MTN, Zain, Uganda Telecom, Warid Telecom and Orange

  2. June 12, 2009 at 8:55 am — Reply

    Thanks for the clarification – so that would mean Uganda is set to have 6 mobile networks by the end of the year? Simply insane if you ask me! There will have to be consolidation!

  3. June 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    Wasn’t informed of this.

  4. geoffrey
    June 15, 2012 at 7:17 am — Reply

    am bored i lost ma sim pack and mo so i av no PUK 4 ma number and i cant get it online yet my number is blocked. am in ug where you cannot access the customer care services. wat do i do?

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