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Africell to exit Uganda's telecom market after 7 years

Wednesday 8 September 2021 | 10:52 CET | News
Africell announced that it will stop operations in Uganda effective 07 October, while employees will continue with the company until 30 November. In a statement, Africell said stiff competition has made it difficult to achieve its business objectives, hence the decision to quit the Uganda market.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Africell / Orange Uganda
Countries: Uganda
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