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Airtel Uganda enables tax payment facility

Published 21 May 2019 11:09 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda and the Uganda Revenue Authority have launched a new payment facility for the operator's subscribers. To use it, subscribers first need to get a Payment ...

Huawei to enrol students at Huawei ICT Academy at Makerere University in June

Published 16 May 2019 09:39 CET | Uganda

Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Makerere University to host the Huawei ICT Academy Course, where over 1,000 students will receive training and ...

Majority of Ugandans believe mobile money is too expensive

Published 07 May 2019 15:06 CET | Uganda

At least 79 percent of Ugandans believe mobile money services have in the last one year become too expensive and unaffordable, according to a survey conducted by Twaweza and ...

MTN Uganda refunds mobile money agents and vendors after thefts, starts internal probe

Published 02 May 2019 09:36 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda says it has refunded agents and vendors whose mobile money float was stolen by yet-unidentified individuals, but believed to be company crafty staff on 22 April. ...

Uganda to start blocking unverified SIM cards after 01 May

Published 01 May 2019 09:39 CET | Uganda

Ugandan mobile phone subscribers have until 01 May to verify their SIM cards or risk being disconnected. MTN said subscribers will be required to verify numbers registered ...

Uganda's ICT Ministry seeks UGX 68 bln to bring internet to Safari parks

Published 29 Apr 2019 11:38 CET | Uganda

Uganda's ICT ministry says it needs UGX 68 billion to connect tourism sites to the internet and other telecom networks. ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze told Daily Monitor the ...

Ugandan central bank to take over mobile money regulation

Published 26 Apr 2019 11:02 CET | Uganda

The government is drafting a law to transfer regulation of mobile moneyto the Bank of Uganda (BoU), the Monitor reported. BoU deputy governor Louis Kasekende told a public ...

WorldRemit adds money transfers to Nigeria, expands distribution in Uganda

Published 24 Apr 2019 11:49 CET | Nigeria, Uganda

WorldRemit and Paga Nigeria have partnered to launch international money transfers to Nigeria. Using the WorldRemit app or website, Nigerians in over 50 countries can send ...

Uganda agrees local content quota

Published 24 Apr 2019 11:43 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and filmmakers represented by the Uganda Film Council (UFC) have announced new guidelines ...

Uganda offers to pay UGX 500 bln UTL liabilities

Published 23 Apr 2019 10:49 CET | Uganda

The Ugandan government has offered to waive all the liabilities held by Uganda Telecom (UTL), as one attempt to attract a buyer for the company, The Observer reported, citing ...

Uganda starts search for new UTL investor

Published 18 Apr 2019 11:55 CET | Uganda

The Ugandan government is searching for a fresh investor to take up Uganda Telecom's (UTL) operations, the Monitor reported. The government parted ways with Taleology, a ...

Airtel Uganda launches new voice and data bundles

Published 16 Apr 2019 16:13 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has launched new data bundles to help expand access to its 4G network. Data Blasta has been revamped to offer customers more data at the same price. In ...

Uganda President calls for all telcos to list on stock exchange

Published 11 Apr 2019 11:59 CET | Uganda

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has again demanded that all telecom operators in the country publicly list on the stock exchange so that Ugandans can own shares in the ...

MTN Uganda raises mobile money charges

Published 11 Apr 2019 11:51 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has increased mobile money charges between 5 and 10 percent, affecting transactions on cash withdrawal, making payments and sending money with effect from 10 May. ...

UCC puts telecom licensing framework proposals out to consultation until 26 April

Published 08 Apr 2019 14:15 CET | Uganda

Submissions should be made by 26 April. The UCC intends to migrate existing telecommunications licence holders to a new licensing framework. According to the UCC, the ...

MTN Uganda questions USD 118 mln fee for 10-year licence

Published 05 Apr 2019 11:19 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has increased the ten-year licence fee for MTN Uganda to USD 118 million from the USD 100 million proposed by the cabinet in ...

UCC saves consumers from loss of USD 500 mln in dropped, blocked calls

Published 04 Apr 2019 11:32 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) says that it has saved telecom users from a loss of up to USD 500 million in dropped and blocked calls, reports the Independent. UCC ...

UCC orders another SIM card verification

Published 01 Apr 2019 14:43 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has directed all telecom companies to verify the identity of their subscribers with multiple SIM cards, reports The Monitor. UCC ...

Roko wins bid to construct data centre in Uganda

Published 29 Mar 2019 15:09 CET | Uganda

Raxio Data Centre, Uganda's first tier III carrier neutral data centre company, has selected Roko Construction to undertake the civil works for its data centre in Kampala, ...

Airtel Uganda connects National Library to 4G network

Published 27 Mar 2019 10:06 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has announced the connection of the National Library of Uganda to free 4G network as part of the firm's initiative to scale up ICT in education and promote the ...

MTN Uganda advertises positions of deported staff

Published 27 Mar 2019 10:02 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has advertised the positions of three deported members of senior staff, the Daily Monitor reported.  The positions advertised are General Manager-Mobile Financial ...

Airtel meets with Uganda president, asks for more spectrum

Published 19 Mar 2019 11:49 CET | Uganda

The officials also requested the President to support their quest for additional spectrum, particularly in the 800/900 MHz, to drive 4G penetration, which Museveni agreed to, ...

MTN Uganda seeks to increase local shareholding to 20%

Published 18 Mar 2019 09:47 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda is looking to boost local shareholding in the company to 20 percent from 4 percent in 2019, the Daily Monitor reported, citing MTN Group CEO Robert Shuter. The ...

Ugandan telecom operators pay UGX 951 bln in taxes in 2017/18

Published 11 Mar 2019 10:21 CET | Uganda

Uganda's telecommunications sector paid in excess of UGX 951 billion in taxes for the 2017/18 financial year, The Monitor reported, citing the Uganda Revenue Authority ...

Airtel Uganda supports charity race on 07 April

Published 07 Mar 2019 12:43 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom has launched the 2019 edition of the annual Airtel Kabaka run at the Buganda Kingdom offices in Bulange Mengo. It will ...

 

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