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MTN Uganda extends mobile money waiver to any sum

Published 25 Mar 2020 12:28 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda says customers can now send any amount of Mobile Money at no cost for the next 30 days to minimise the physical exchange of paper money in order to reduce the risk ...

StarTimes moves Uganda Premier League to cheapest channel pack

Published 23 Mar 2020 12:47 CET | Uganda

StarTimes has decided to move the Sanyuka TV channel back to a cheaper subscription package to allow more local fans to watch the coverage of Uganda Premier League, ...

MTN Uganda waives mobile money fees for transfers up to UGX 3,000

Published 20 Mar 2020 09:09 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has introduced a new offer that will allow customers to send mobile money up to UGX 30,000 at no cost for the next 30 days in a move to minimize the physical ...

MTN completes sale of ATC joint ventures for ZAR 8.9 billion

Published 19 Mar 2020 14:35 CET | Africa, Ghana, Uganda

MTN said it has completed the sale of its ATC tower joint ventures for ZAR 8.9 billion. This is part of the mobile operator's asset monetisation programme introduced in March ...

East Africa smartphone market grows 14% in 2019

Published 17 Mar 2020 08:38 CET | Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

Kenya's smartphone market saw shipments increase 20.3 percent year on year in Q4 2019, according to the latest report from IDC. Elsewhere in East Africa, Tanzania and Uganda ...

MTN Uganda agrees to pay USD 100 mln for licence renewal

Published 16 Mar 2020 10:01 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has given in to government pressure and agreed to pay USD 100 million to renew its licence, which expired in October 2018, reports The Monitor. The renewal will ...

MTN Uganda contributes UGX 50 mln for schools championship

Published 10 Mar 2020 12:00 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has contributed UGX 50 million towards the Stanbic Bank national schools championship project. The project is an annual Stanbic initiative that seeks to equip ...

Airtel Uganda CEO set to move to India

Published 06 Mar 2020 10:12 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has announced the departure of its managing director VG Somasekhar effective 31 March. Somasekhar expressed his desire to move to India, where he will continue ...

YOTV ties up with MTN Uganda to deliver local content

Published 05 Mar 2020 10:55 CET | Uganda

YOTVChannels and MTN Uganda announced a new partnership to offer streaming services. YOTVChannels is a web-based mobile service that provides local media content (TV and ...

MTN Uganda donates UGX 20 mln for palliative care activities

Published 04 Mar 2020 08:10 CET | Uganda

The MTN Uganda foundation has boosted palliative care activities in Busoga sub region with a UGX 20 million cash donation. The donation was handed over to the Hope Hospice ...

MTN Uganda sponsors football game for ex-African players

Published 02 Mar 2020 13:23 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda, with support from the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), is sponsoring a football game involving former African international, as part of ...

Ugandan government to borrow USD 150 mln to boost ICT

Published 27 Feb 2020 13:49 CET | Uganda

The government of Ugandat plans to borrow USD 150 million from the Exim Bank of China to carry out investments in the ICT sector, The Monitor reported. State Minister for ICT ...

MTN Uganda signs money transfer deal with Vodacom Tanzania

Published 26 Feb 2020 14:29 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

MTN Uganda has added Vodacom Tanzania to the list of telecom partners with whom customers can do mobile money transactions. This follows the success of the service with other ...

Azam TV launches local content channel

Published 26 Feb 2020 11:14 CET | Uganda

Azam Media has introduced Channel U on the AzamTV platform channel 362, reports Nextvame. Channel U will be offered with every package from the end of February. These are ...

Uganda Communication Commission appoints Ssewankambo as acting CEO

Published 26 Feb 2020 10:23 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has appointed Irene Kaggwa Ssewankambo, its director for engineering and communications infrastructure, as acting executive director ...

UCC holds Cyber Stars security competition for university students

Published 25 Feb 2020 11:19 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) aims to tackle the growing cyber threat and has opened the first ever cybersecurity competition for university students. More than ...

MTN Uganda and Sanyuka TV partner to broadcast Startimes Uganda premier league

Published 24 Feb 2020 14:22 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has inked a partnership deal that makes the mobile operator the official broadcast partner of the Star Times Uganda Premier league (SUPL). The broadcast ...

Airtel Uganda launches Airtel TV service

Published 24 Feb 2020 12:32 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda is now offering an entertainment service called on Airtel TV, which managing director VG Somasekhar said is available with a valid Airtel bundle. The launch ...

MTN Uganda offers self-service line for business customers

Published 24 Feb 2020 11:28 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has introduced a self-service channel for business customers to access different offers. They can do so by dialing star 177 hash instead of visiting service ...

MTN Uganda partners with YOTV for mobile TV and radio

Published 13 Feb 2020 14:28 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has signed a partnership with YoTVChannels to launch a television streaming plan. YOTVChannels is a mobile and web-based service providing local TV and audio ...

Airtel Uganda shows fastest internet speed in UCC study

Published 10 Feb 2020 11:29 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has been found to provide the fastest data at slightly above 14 Mbps, says a Quality of Service study (QoS) from the Uganda Communications Commission. The QoS ...

Ugandan mobile phone subscriptions reach 25.6 mln in Q3

Published 10 Feb 2020 10:39 CET | Uganda

The number of mobile phone users in Uganda increased to 25.6 million in the third quarter ended September 2019 from 24.5 million at the same point in 2018, according to ...

MTN Uganda awards startups in mobile money challenge

Published 04 Feb 2020 12:56 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has awarded USD 6,000 to three startups who won the MTN Open API challenge on mobile money services. They developed services to help online sellers collect ...

MTN Uganda says forcing foreign telecom firms to list not good for ownership, prefers private placements

Published 31 Jan 2020 10:29 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda says the government plan to require foreign-owned telecom firms to list on the local bourse may fail to achieve its goal of boosting Ugandan ownership, Reuters ...

Six Ugandan SIM box fraud suspects appear in court

Published 27 Jan 2020 13:59 CET | Uganda

Six SIM boxing suspects arrested in Uganda have been charged with electronic fraud at Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court. Three of the accused, Kagulire Ibrahim, Mutyaba ...

 

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