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Lyca mobile expands global footprint with launch of services in Uganda

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KAMPALA, Uganda:

Lycamobile, the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), announces this day that it has opened operations in Uganda. This development expands Lycamobile’s global network reach to 24 counties worldwide.

Allirajah Subaskaran, Lyca Group Founder and Chairman (R), Ambassador V.Kananathan (middle) and at the launch of the above telecom Company in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Uganda is one of the biggest destinations for telecoms business in Africa, characterized by discerning high utility consumers. It has approximately 25 million mobile phone users and a nationwide mobile penetration rate of 71%with Kampala alone accounting for over 50%. Lycamobile has established countrywide infrastructure, meaning Ugandans all across the country will have the chance to connect with friends and family through Lycamobile’s high-quality, low-cost voice and data services.

Uganda’s first Deputy Prime Minister Ali Haji Moses Ali (L),the State Minister For ICT and National Guidance Ms Judith Nabakooba, State Minister incharge of International Affairs , Hon Okello Oryem,Allirajah Subaskaran, Lyca Group Founder and Chairman flanked by his wife Suba Subaskaran at the launch of the above telecom Company in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020.Right is the State Minister for ICT and National Guidance Hon. Peter Ogwang. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Uganda’s State Minister incharge of International Affairs Hon. Oryem Okello (middle) and the State Minister for ICT and National Guidance (L) Peter Ogwang in a chat with the MTN Uganda Ceo Van at the launch of Lyca Mobile in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020.Right is the State Minister For ICT and National Guidance. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
(L-R) Ambassador V.Kanathan,Indian High commissioner to Uganda H.E Ravishankar Prema Subaskaran, Lyca Group Founder and Chairman flanked by his wife Suba Subaskaran at the launch of the above telecom Company in Uganda,State Minister incharge of International Affairs Hon Okello Oryem and the Chairman of the Indian Association in Uganda Mohan Rao at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

AllirajahSubaskaran, Lyca Group Founder and Chairman said: “This is a historical milestone for the Group and we are delighted to be embarking on the roll out of services to the Ugandan market. As the world’s largest MVNOwith a sustained focus on Africa, it is a natural move for Lycamobile to venture into Uganda. We are currently operational in South Africa and considered Uganda in the East African region because of the market potential and ease of doing business. Now that we are here, we look forward to helping connect increasing numbers of Ugandans,both nationally and internationally.’’

The Minister for ICT and National Guidance Ms Judith Nabakooba is seen delivering her remarks during the official launch of Lyca Mobile in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Uganda’s CEO of Lyca Mobile Vinay Alapat) (L) chats with Steven Kirenga,the Communication and Marketing Specialist at the launch of Lyca Mobile in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Allirajah Subaskaran, Lyca Group Founder and Chairman (2nd L), chats with the former EALA Member of Parliament representing Uganda Hon. Mike Sebalu as the Ceo of Lyca Mobile Uganda Vinay Alapat (Second Right) looks on at the launch of the above telecom Company in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020.Left is Kenneth Mugisha,the Executive Director Parapet Cleaning Services. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Allirajah Subaskaran, Lyca Group Founder and Chairman (L), chats with the Rotary District Governor 2019-20 Francis Xavier Sentamu as the Ceo of Lyca Mobile Uganda Vinay Alapat looks on at the launch of the above telecom Company in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
MTN Uganda CEO (L) chats with NBS TV Chief Kin Kariisa at the launch of Lyca Mobile in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
State Minister incharge of International Affairs , Hon Okello Oryem (R) Allirajah Subaskaran, Lyca Group Founder and Chairman (middle) flanked by his wife Suba Subaskaran at the launch of the above telecom Company in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Uganda’s first Deputy Prime Minister Ali Haji Moses Ali (R) being escorted by the Chairman of the Indian Association in Uganda Mohan Rao at the launch of Lyca Mobile in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Since being established in 2006, Lycamobile has grown quickly to serve over 15 million customers globally, including in Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia. Following recent launches, this latest advance further supports the firm’s ambition to help connect friends and family around the world.

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