Yesterday, Ubuntu Towers Uganda announced the successful completion of its rebranding to TowerCo of Africa Uganda, which is 90% owned by TowerCo of Africa (TOA), a fully owned subsidiary of AXIAN Telecom. Under a new identity, the company forges ahead with its journey towards redefining connectivity in Uganda.
TowerCo of Africa (TOA) saw the opportunity for further growth in 2021 and acquired Ubuntu Towers, which solidified their presence and commitment to the Ugandan market. The company which currently employs over 400 direct and indirect staff boasts having 70% of their sites running on solar energy utilizing green infrastructure.
Geoffrey Donnels Oketayot, the CEO of TowerCo of Africa Uganda, expressed his excitement about this new chapter in the company’s journey. He stated, “We are thrilled to officially unveil TowerCo of Africa Uganda and embark on this exciting next chapter in what has been a very fulfilling journey. Our rebranding represents a transfer of the positive legacy from Ubuntu Towers to the TowerCo of Africa brand. It also marks an important milestone in our evolution, which is punctuated by our ambition to be the best green passive infrastructure solutions provider in Uganda.”
The rebranding event was attended by the Uganda State Minister of ICT, Honourable Joyce Juliet Nabbosa Ssebugwawo, Uganda Communications Commission Ag. Executive Director Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo along with other dignitaries and business leaders. During the event, the TowerCo of Africa Uganda team reflected on the company’s market impact since its establishment in 2020 and expressed gratitude to their partners for contributing to the benefits experienced by the Ugandan people.
“We are immensely grateful for the support of our employees, customers, business partners, industry bodies, and government in helping to shape the socio-economic impact of TowerCo of Africa Uganda. We remain committed to delivering exceptional telecommunications solutions that catapult communities, businesses, and the economy towards meaningful growth,” concluded Oketayot.
Committed to sustainable and responsible development, TowerCo of Africa Uganda has already installed towers at around 360 sites, nearly all of which are equipped with hybrid energy solutions. The company plans to significantly increase this number in the coming years.
Stephane Beuvelet, CEO of TowerCo of Africa, highlighted the positive impact of their infrastructure investments on various sectors such as education, e-health, e-farming, logistics, and transport. Beuvelet expressed delight in collaborating with partners to deliver enhanced services, contributing to a better-connected and sustainable Uganda. He praised Uganda’s progressive regulations and its ambitious and innovative people, expressing confidence in the country’s potential to become a leading player in green-powered passive telecoms infrastructure.
The management team of TowerCo of Africa Uganda, including co-founders Geoffrey Donnels Oketayot (CEO), George Ssamula (CLO), Ronald Onzia (COO), Mark Otai (CFO), and Harold Luzinda (CCO), collectively possess over 25 years of experience in various fields, including engineering, business, operations management, and law. With such a visionary leadership team, TowerCo of Africa Uganda is poised to shape the future of sustainable passive telecoms infrastructure and lead Uganda’s journey as a trailblazer in the digital age.