Uganda Telecom (UTL) has finally resolved its interconnection dispute with fellow industry rival, Airtel Uganda. This is good news to all UTL customers as they can now make calls to Airtel.
The dispute has lasted a week after Airtel revealed that the interconnection agreement and interconnection services had been terminated because UTL owed Shs.8 billion to Airtel. This meant Airtel users could not make nor receive calls from UTL.
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) rectified the situation later in the week by allowing UTL subscribers to call Airtel users but not be able receive calls from them.
Other than landlines, the government and companies, which people really use UTL anymore? Airtel’s previous embargo seemed to have been largely miscalculated.
It is not the first time that these two companies have locked horns and later on called truce.
In 2011 Airtel suspended calls to UTL when the company owed more than Shs.10 billion to Airtel forcing them to make another agreement in 2012 only to be violated again by UTL in 2014.
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