ONLINE UGANDA MTN and Airtel win big in Uganda’s 5G spectrum awards 3 months ago Samuel Post Views: 133 The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has announced its first 5G spectrum awards. Reports suggest that a little over 68% of available 5G spectrum has gone to market leaders MTN Uganda and Airtel Uganda. It was in late May that the UCC published an invitation to interested parties to apply for radio spectrum under a competitive multi-band award process for the deployment of broadband services in Uganda. The operators involved had to pay an initial commitment fee of up to US$1.5 million if they planned 5G deployment using more than one frequency band. Submissions were received and evaluated, after which Airtel Uganda and MTN Uganda won an amount of spectrum that corresponds to 25 out of 37 available blocks. According to TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, MTN won frequencies in the 700MHz, 2.3GHz, 2.6GHz and E-band (71GHz-76GHz/81GHz-86GHz) ranges, while Airtel was successful in the 800MHz, 3.5GHz and E-band ranges. The licences come with a number of coverage and data rate targets. Bids from Uganda Telecom, Lyca Mobile and Intracom seem to have failed. A number of blocks – in the 700MHz and 3.5GHz bands – were not awarded. In May we reported that the UCC was looking to complete the spectrum allocation process by mid-August this year – based on the reservation process being over by 21 July – but the UCC seems to have completed the process over a month ahead of schedule. Airtel confirmed back in February that its network was fully 5G-ready. MTN is involved in a five-year strategic partnership with Huawei to carry out a 5G-capable core network modernisation project. Source: developingtelecoms.com About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: 5G, telecomunication, Uganda, Uganda Communications Commission Continue Reading Previous Why are crash games exploding on online casinos?Next What Are the Different Legal Rights That Crypto Gamblers Have? More Stories GAMES ONLINE Burning Seven 21 hours ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS Games from Slotegrator are available on Bazed Bet 2 days ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS Gamers of Cybersports Host Educational Event for Young Gamers in Dubai 2 days ago Samuel GAMES ONLINE Aviator Predictor App: A Game-Changer for Aviator Players? 2 days ago Szarlot ONLINE WORLD NEWS STATSCORE renews sports data agreement with Slovenian PrvaLiga 3 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING UGANDA Uganda: Man Wins Shs 300,000 in Sports Betting, Dies Mysteriously 3 days ago Szarlot CASINO ONLINE Discovering JetX: The Game Changer in Casino Gaming 3 days ago Samuel KENYA ONLINE Xprizo partners with African payments provider M-Pesa 3 days ago Samuel ONLINE WORLD NEWS Advantages of getting the Anjouan license in 2023 4 days ago Iwo Bulski NIGERIA ONLINE Crypto Betting: a growing trend in Nigeria 4 days ago Szarlot ONLINE WORLD NEWS STATSCORE and Women’s Campeonato Brasileiro Interclubes U23 7 days ago Iwo Bulski GAMES ONLINE Crazy Reals from Centurion 7 days ago Iwo Bulski Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.