Smart Telecom Launched In Uganda

Smart Telecom is the latest telecommunications company to enter Ugandan Market.

Abdellatif Bouziani, the Smart Telecom Group CEO gestures during the launch of the operator in Kampala, Uganda today (March 17, 2014).
Abdellatif Bouziani, the Smart Telecom Group CEO gestures during the launch of the operator in Kampala, Uganda today (March 17, 2014).

Smart Telecom is under Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) Kenya, a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED)

The name Smart was chosen as the name by the people of East Africa in an innovative naming campaign, “Give us a Name”

SMART CEO takes a ‘selfie’ with journalists at the media breakfast
SMART CEO takes a ‘selfie’ with journalists at the media breakfast

The launch will enable AKFED to expand its unique and proven social enterprise business model into Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda with a focus on innovation and customer service.

Abdellatif Bouziani, the Smart Telecom Group CEO
Abdellatif Bouziani, the Smart Telecom Group CEO

The launch of SMART will also combine AKFED’s experience of making long-term investments with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship and building economically sound enterprises, which provide employment opportunities and improve the lives of people.

SMART senior management team pose with winners of the No Name campaign from Uganda. They were awarded with smartphones and tablets.
SMART senior management team pose with winners of the No Name campaign from Uganda. They were awarded with smartphones and tablets.

In East Africa, AKFED’s investments include the Serena Hotels, Diamond Trust Bank, Jubilee Insurance Group, the Tsavo and Bujugali power plants, and the Nation Media Group.

Smart Telecom will use the 074 code.

Abdellatif Bouziani, the Smart Telecom Group CEO
Abdellatif Bouziani, the Smart Telecom Group CEO

The telecom introduced an innovative pricing method that will see voice calls charged per call as opposed to the per second and per minute billing currently being used in the sector.

Journalists follow the proceedings at the media breakfast held on 17th March to unveil SMART in Uganda
Journalists follow the proceedings at the media breakfast held on 17th March to unveil SMART in Uganda
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