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Warid Telecom Uganda Africa To Invest Additional US$25mn

Ugandan mobile operator Warid Telecom is planning to invest an additional US$25mn by mid-2012 after investing up to US$25mn in network expansion and improvement in 2011.

According to business Monitor International, the operator also plans to hand over its call centre operations to India-based Spanco BPO as part of measures to reduce cost on non-core business areas. Additionally, all Warid outsourcing and call centre operations, including all inbound calls, will be handled by the new joint firm Spanco Raps Uganda.

Meanwhile; Warid Telecom has awarded another one of its customers in their new and exciting Promotion dubbed “Progress with Warid”. This is an SMS based promotions where new and existing Warid customers participate in an SMS game, accumulate points and stand a chance to win the car. Amina Nasser, a hair dresser from Kibuli has won the first out of 7 Progres cars to be given out in this competition.

Speaking at the hand over, the Warid CEO, Sriram Yarlagadda, encouraged Warid customers to fully participate in these promotions because they are transparent and fair.

“The more times you participate, the higher your chances of winning. As Warid Telecom, we shall continue to come up with products and innovations with a bias of enabling our customers to move from one point to another. To progress with Warid telecom.

Expressing her gratitude, Amina said “I am so happy that I have won this car. I never dreamt that I would one day have my own car. Thank you Warid Teleocm for making this a reality for me.”

Warid is also giving out cash and prizes in the same promotion. To enter the competition, Warid Customers SMS the word CASH to 151 and answer the questions correctly to accumulate points.

Warid Telecom Uganda is an Integrated Telecom Operator which covers majority of the Uganda’s population providing Voice, data – both fixed and mobile using 3G/EDGE technologies and info-entertainment services.

Warid changed the landscape of mobile communication by bringing in innovative products like UCC-Awarded Pakalast, Megabonus, Kawa, Beerako, Double line phones to name a few. WARID Telecom’s vision is to become the leading national communications provider with a strong international presence. WARID Telecom’s goal is to provide an unequalled level and variety of communications services that add value to the lives of all Ugandans.

Warid’s IP backbone network provides a state-of-the-art broadband and fixed line network to meet the business needs of individuals, SMEs and large scale corporate.

By Ahmed Bogere Masembe: 28-March-2012

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