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MTN Uganda complies with directive to block social media

Published 14 Jan 2021 09:33 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda said that operators have received a directive from the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) immediately to suspend access and use of all social media platforms ...

Ugandan president supports social media shutdown before 14 January elections

Published 14 Jan 2021 09:31 CET | Uganda

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has confirmed the closure of social media channels during the general elections on 14 January, The Monitor reported. In his address to the ...

Airtel Uganda, Mastercard introduce virtual debit card for online transactions

Published 13 Jan 2021 14:41 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda and Mastercard have introduced a virtual debit card enabling Airtel Money customers to transact online globally. The virtual card allows Airtel Money customers ...

Ugandan regulator orders social media shutdown ahead of election on 14 January

Published 13 Jan 2021 10:47 CET | Uganda

Internet service providers (ISPs) were ordered on 12 January to block all social media platforms and messaging applications until further notice, Reuters reported citing a ...

CPJ joins call for Uganda to maintain internet access during election

Published 12 Jan 2021 12:20 CET | Uganda

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 54 other organisations in a letter to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni calling on him to ensure open and unrestricted ...

NITA-U and UCC support pilot to supply combined electricity and fibre to Ugandan villages

Published 11 Jan 2021 11:09 CET | Uganda

The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U), the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) Rural Communication Development Fund (RCDF), the Rural ...

Ugandan pay-TV subscriptions decline in Q3 as pandemic hits finances and viewers switch to OTT

Published 11 Jan 2021 10:57 CET | Uganda

Active pay-TV subscriptions contracted from 1.56 million at the end of June 2020 to 1.54 million in Q3 to 30 September, according to the latest industry report by the Uganda ...

Ugandan OTT subscriptions rise by 1 mln in Q3

Published 11 Jan 2021 10:48 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) said that OTT service subscriptions increased by more than 1 million mobile users in the third quarter of 202. It said OTT users ...

Ugandan internet penetration reaches 50% in Q3

Published 11 Jan 2021 10:35 CET | Uganda

Internet subscriptions in Uganda have crossed the 20 million mark, suggesting that nearly one in every two Ugandans has internet access, according to the third quarter market ...

Uganda adds 1 mln mobile subscriptions in Q3

Published 11 Jan 2021 10:17 CET | Uganda

Uganda added more than 1 million new mobile subscriptions in the three months to 30 September 2020 to 26.5 million, equaling the pre-COVID-19 subscriber count of December ...

MultiChoice Uganda starts New Year's offer for new DStv customers

Published 11 Jan 2021 09:59 CET | Uganda

MultiChoice Uganda announced a New Year's offer that will see customers acquire DStv decoder packages and hardware at a special price. ...

Uganda telecom revenues recover to reach UGX 1.1 trillion in Q3

Published 11 Jan 2021 09:47 CET | Uganda

Uganda's telecom industry posted a 15 percent recovery to UGX 1.1 trillion in revenues in Q3 2020, following a depressed performance in Q2, according to a report by the ...

UCC measures aim to deactivate lost and stolen phones

Published 06 Jan 2021 13:45 CET | Uganda

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has called on telecommunications service providers and the police to implement legal instruments that allow mobile network operators to ...

Simi Mobile starts making solar-charged smartphones in Uganda

Published 04 Jan 2021 14:33 CET | Uganda

Simi Mobile, a Ugandan firm assembling laptops, smart and feature phones has started manufacturing solar charged smartphones, to cater for clients outside the electricity ...

Airtel Uganda holds Twelve Days of Christmas charity donation campaign

Published 22 Dec 2020 11:02 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has held its fifth annual Twelve Days of Christmas charity visits, including support for Raising Hope International in Namuwongo, which helps children with ...

Airtel Uganda secures operating licence

Published 18 Dec 2020 10:53 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has been issued a national telecom operator licence following a period of negotiation and transition to a new licensing regime. The new licence is with effect ...

MTN Foundation Uganda launches Youth skilling programme

Published 17 Dec 2020 11:43 CET | Uganda

MTN Foundation Uganda has launched its Youth Empowerment skilling programme, set to benefit at least 100 youths in preparation for the evolving digital world. The programme ...

Google tells Uganda to go to court over YouTube channels

Published 17 Dec 2020 08:58 CET | Uganda

Google has responded to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) request to close at least fourteen of its YouTube channels, saying it would need court orders to do this, ...

Uganda asks Google to bring down 14 YouTube channels amid protests

Published 16 Dec 2020 14:35 CET | Uganda

The Ugandan government, through the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), has written to Google asking it to close at least fourteen of its channels, saying these helped ...

MTN Uganda to reward MoMoPay customers with discounted shopping during festive season

Published 16 Dec 2020 14:29 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda says it will reward MoMoPay customers during the festive period with discounts on their daily shopping, in a promotion dubbed MTN MoMoPay X-mas. Customers who shop ...

MTN Uganda and Ubunifu launch new programme to skill youth

Published 09 Dec 2020 14:09 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has launched a Youth Empowerment skilling programme to provide at least 100 youth with digital skills. The MTN Foundation Youth skilling programme will be ...

MTN Uganda starts 'Pay mpola mpola' instalment plan, introduces MTN Kabode smartphone

Published 07 Dec 2020 10:29 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has launched an easy payment plan that allows customers to pay for smartphones in instalments over a specified period. The scheme is called 'Pay mpola mpola' and ...

MTN overhauls loyalty scheme by bringing in MTN Senkyu

Published 03 Dec 2020 12:47 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has launched the MTN Senkyu loyalty scheme, providing redeemable Senkyu points to customers each time they use any MTN service such as buying airtime, voice or ...

StarTimes Uganda runs bundle upgrade promotion for Christmas

Published 30 Nov 2020 13:40 CET | Uganda

StarTimes Uganda is running the 'Recharge and get upgraded' promotion for Christmas. Customers who pay two months' subscriptions for the Nova and Basic/Smart bouquets, will ...

MultiChoice Uganda runs equipment offers in time for festive season

Published 20 Nov 2020 13:54 CET | Uganda

MultiChoice Uganda is running a festive season offer of a full DStv Kit, installation and one month of DStv access for UGX 159,000 and those on GOtv Max will get a Pizza ...

 

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