Find visitors' favorite businesstravel Hotels And.... Book your best!

ad. Buy Grade A Premium Uganda Vanilla Beans NOW Available for Export  

Airtel Uganda reduces international call rates

Airtel Chairman Bharti

Airtel Chairman Bharti

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Telecommunication Company Airtel has reduced the rates of calling from kampala to India and China to 3 shillings. This amount which is the same as the local call rates targets the business community that mainly depends on the two countries for trade.

Airtel’s move comes in the midst of local price war that has seen tight competition in the telecommunication industry in Uganda.

Even as Telecommunication companies are now sailing on the same call rate of 3 shillings per unit across all networks they have not stopped thinking of how to expand their subscription. Airtel Uganda has broken further into the competition by introducing a 3 shillings charge on all calls from Uganda to India and China from a rate of between 290 and 300 shillings.

Trade between Uganda and China stands at over 800 billion shillings annually and therefore, Airtel’s low call rates to these countries may be a ploy to attract the loyalty of the people at the base of the business pyramid, who have small but consistent income.

Although this move is a threat to Airtel’s revenue the company says that it is working on a long term strategy that entails reduction of call rates to increase subscription attaining loyalty and later enjoying profits in the long term.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Frequently Asked Questions about ICT in Uganda.

Haven't yet found what you Want...?

If you haven't yet found what you were looking for or you need detailed information about the subject matter on this page


feel free to ask our business travel consultants.

Book a Prisons & Correctional
Charity Tour

Farmland for Sale
Prime Commercial Property
Entebbe Rd Land 4 Sale
Over 20 Farmland Parcels
Property & Plots of Land

Uganda Online SuperMarket
Online SuperMarket

Uganda Coffee Safari
Book My Coffee Tour

Uganda Honey
Uganda HoneyComb

Subscribe to our Business Travel Newsletter

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Africa Uganda Business Travel News Digest.

Hotel Booking

Car RentalCar Hire

Africa Uganda Shipping & Handling ServicesShipping & Handling Services

Our Sponsorship Policy

Apple Guavas available
Africa Uganda Plants GuideAfrica Plants Guide

Charity Investment Guide
Changing Lives

Africa Uganda SMS Guide
Africa Bulk SMS

Poultry Investment Guide
Poultry Business Guide

Related Pages

Uganda Hotels Directory

Uganda Hotels Booking Guide

Houses U can buy Uganda Real Estate Guide Industrial/Farmland Deals

Uganda Real Estates Guide

The Mountain Gorilla

Uganda Safari Guide

Uganda Weather Today

Book My Hotel

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

Please enter the word that you see below.


Uganda Currency