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UBUNTU rebrands to TowerCo of Africa

Press release
21 July 2023
Author : Joen Doe

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Press release
21 July 2023
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Kampala, 20 July 2023 


UBUNTU rebrands to TowerCo of Africa Uganda  


Ubuntu Towers Uganda today 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. 


Geoffrey Donnels Oketayot, CEO at TowerCo of Africa Uganda, said: 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.” 


At a celebratory event graced by Uganda State Minister of ICT, Honourable Joyce Juliet Nabbosa Ssebugwawo,  and other dignitaries, business leaders, and the TowerCo of Africa team reflected on the market impact the company has had since it was founded in 2020, and thanked the partners who have been instrumental in accelerating the benefits realised by the Ugandan people.  


“We are immensely grateful for the support of our employees, customers, business partners, industry bodies and government in helping 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. 


TowerCo of Africa Uganda, has rolled out towers across approximately 360 sites – nearly all of them equipped with hybrid energy solutions and expects this number to grow significantly in the coming years. 


Stephane Beuvelet, CEO of TowerCo Africa, explained: TowerCo of Africa‘s infrastructure investments have yielded benefits that are being realised across sectors such as education, e-health, e-farming, logistics, and transport, amongst others. We are delighted by the collaboration as we work towards a better-connected Uganda. We feel privileged to work in a market where the regulation is progressive, and its people, ambitious and innovative. This fuels our confidence for the country’s ability to become a leading player in sustainable telecoms infrastructure.” 


TowerCo of Africa Uganda will continue to be run by its highly experienced management team, including the co-fonders Geoffrey Donnels Oketayot (CEO), George Ssamula (CLO), and Ronald Onzia (COO) – who collectively have over 25 combined years of experience in different fields, including engineering, business, operations management, and law. With a visionary leadership team at the helm, TowerCo of Africa Uganda is poised to shape the future of sustainable telecoms infrastructure and drive Uganda’s ascent as a trailblazer in the digital age. 



A subsidiary of Axian Telecom, TowerCo Of Africa (TOA) is Africa’s fastest growing tower infrastructure company with operations in Madagascar, Uganda, DRC and Tanzania. 

TowerCo of Africa embarked on its venture in Madagascar in 2011. Over the course of the following decade, TOA steadily expanded its pan-African operations through build-to-suit passive infrastructure in order to meet the growing demand for a better-connected Africa. 

As a responsible business, TOA is dedicated to sustainable growth, minimising its environmental impact and that of its partners, customers and communities. By embracing next-generation innovations, TOA actively contributes to a carbon-neutral tower infrastructure, shaping a greener future for Africa. 

Learn more about TowerCo of Africa and its transformative solutions at 




AXIAN Telecom is a pan-African telecommunications service provider operating in nine markets through its subsidiaries and affiliates in Tanzania, Madagascar, Togo, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Réunion, Mayotte, and the Comoros. It operates across three key business segments, providing mobile and fixed networks as well as digital infrastructure and mobile financial services. AXIAN Telecom is Africa’s 7th largest mobile operator serving around 36 million customers and is a market disruptor, having expanded through active acquisitions and heavy network investments since 2015. 

We systematically ensure that our business have a sustainable and positive impact on the daily lives of millions of people. 


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