By Spy Uganda
Kampala: MTN Uganda has secured 076 code from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) that will be issued to the new customers with the range starting from 0760 000000 to 0760 999999.
TheSpy Uganda has learnt that UCC granted MTN Uganda the additional blocks of numbers after they demonstrated that they have utilized 75 percent of the last allocated blocks; 077 and 078.
Before granting MTN the new code, UCC asked telecom company to unveil customer growth rates and forecast growth and prove that numbers will be in service over the next 12 months.
MTN also was tasked to explain;
- Internal numbers (being used for network testing, temporary assignment to facilitate roaming, and for identification of switches and other network facilities)
- Numbers issued (those allocated to resellers/MVNOs, waiting for activation, reserved by customers, quarantined)
- Numbers available for use
This is the 3rd number range that MTN Uganda is getting from the telecommunication regulator, they have been using the 077 and 078 numbering ranges.
The 760 –764 prefix was previously owned by iTel Limited according to UCC records. Airtel Uganda customers use the 075 and 070 that it got after the Warid Telecom acquisition. Africell and Uganda telecom use 079 and 071 respectively.