Airtel announces role as internet partner for NAM, G77 summits

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Airtel announces role as internet partner for NAM, G77 summits
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Telecom giants, Airtel Uganda have announced their roles as the internet provider for the forthcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and Group of 77 (G77) + China Summits.

Speaking to members of the media, Manoj Murali, the Airtel Uganda Managing Director highlighted the transformative power of digital connectivity and its crucial role in the context of global collaboration and progress.

“In a world reshaped by technological advancements, developing countries play an increasingly significant role. Airtel Uganda is at the forefront of this transformation, bringing many firsts in Uganda and building partnerships that accelerate digital inclusion in Africa” he said.

The NAM summit set to take place between  January, 15 and 20 , 2024 at the Speke Resort Convention Centre Munyonyo, will bring together representatives from 120 nations.

It serves as a platform for solidarity, cooperation, and mutual respect among countries striving for sustainable development, peace, and fairness in an interconnected world.

The telecom company announced it will provide  both 5G and fibre cable internet connectivity, ensuring robust, dependable, and swift internet service throughout the event.

“We are Uganda’s first 5G network and the conference venue is fully covered. We have improved network performance along the Entebbe Expressway, around hotels hosting delegates and Mulago National Referral Hospital. Our commitment is to enable impactful change. Each interaction, document shared, and video conference at this summit could be the catalyst for innovative solutions, life-changing policies, or transformative partnerships across the world,” added Manoj.

He noted the company will provide 500 simcards for delegates during the summit.

The Ministry of ICT Permanent Secretary, Dr.Aminah Zawedde hailed the telecom company for helping in connecting the country.

“As we prepare for the conference, we have sought out various partnerships in order to ensure we have successful summits. We are happy that Airtel came through to help ease communication for our delegates. We appreciate the positive attitude ,kindness and generosity that Airtel have to ensure government is not seen as an island but we can partner and thrive together for this digital transformation to be successful,”Dr.Zawedde said.

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