Airtel was launched in Uganda in June 2010 and is Uganda’s most innovative mobile phone operator, in the telecommunications sector. Airtel Uganda provides mobile communications and information technology services in Uganda. The company also offers mobile funds transfer and banking services known as Airtel Money. Airtel Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Limited

As a mobile operator Airtel introduced affordable communication products and services that have transformed millions of Ugandans and businesses.

Airtel Uganda headquarters are located on Airtel House, at 40 Wampewo Avenue, on Kololo Hill in the Central Division of Kampala, the county’s capital and largest city.


CELTEL Uganda was the first Telecommunication Company in Uganda that was introduced in 1995 and transformed telephony by connecting people with the use of a mobile phone.

In July 2007, CELTEL Uganda changed its brand name to ZAIN Uganda that was eventually changed to Airtel Uganda in 2010 thus joining a family of over 361 million customers across its operations at the end of May 2016.

In May 2013, Airtel Uganda achieved a great success story having acquired Warid Telecom and growing to a family of over 8.9 Million customers and being the 2nd largerst telecom in Uganda.

Airtel Uganda is the second-largest mobile network provider in the country, with an estimated 9.8 million subscribers in December 2016, representing a market-share of approximately 44.5 percent, given that there were 22 million cellphone users in Uganda at that time. The business in Uganda operates under three registered entities; namely: (1) Airtel Towers Limited (2) Bharti Airtel Uganda B.V. and (3) Airtel Mobile Commerce

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