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Ugandan president orders audit of UTL

Published 19 Jul 2019 09:52 CET | Uganda

For more than two years, UTL has been placed under administration and there is no clear signal suggesting that the status quo is about to change. In early 2017, UTL was in ...

Ugandan social media tax falls well short of target in 2018

Published 18 Jul 2019 14:10 CET | Uganda

Uganda's government says it collected UGX 49.5 billion in social media tax in 2018 out of an expected UGX 284 billion, Ecofin reported. According to Doris Akol, the ...

Airtel Uganda secures extension of USD 119 mln loan repayment

Published 09 Jul 2019 09:47 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda sought an extension for payment of a USD 119 million loan facility due in 2019, the Daily Monitor reported citing Airtel Africa's prospectus for its IPO. The ...

Airtel Uganda reduces calling prices across all networks

Published 08 Jul 2019 13:53 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has reduced calling rates across all networks. The company said priced have been lower to UGX 3 per second from UGX 4 per second, for clients calling to other ...

UBC fails to secure Afcon broadcasting rights

Published 08 Jul 2019 11:42 CET | Uganda

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation said it did not broadcast the football match between Egypt and Uganda after talks between the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and ...

China's Engo starts building device factory in Uganda

Published 08 Jul 2019 09:54 CET | Uganda

Chinese firm Engo has started the construction of a plant to manufacture and assemble mobile phones and laptop computers in Uganda. The firm is setting up its plant in ...

Ugandan govt draft internet regulations attract criticism of attempted nationalisation

Published 03 Jul 2019 12:59 CET | Uganda

There has been public criticism of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) draft regulations that could increase government control over internet access, the Monitor reported. ...

UBC in talks to broadcast Afcon on credit

Published 01 Jul 2019 12:26 CET | Uganda

It has since been established that UBC started broadcasting the tournament under the assumption that the Ugandan government would provide the money for the broadcast rights. ...

MTN Uganda to offer data bundles for DStv Now app

Published 01 Jul 2019 09:37 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has entered a new partnership with DStv Uganda, to provide time-based internet bundles for its DStv Now subscribers.  Under the partnership, DStv customers who ...

UCC hosts talks over Eaton Towers takeover by ATC amid competition concerns

Published 27 Jun 2019 11:24 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) said that discussions over the acquisition of Eaton Towers by American Tower Corporation (ATC) in Uganda have begun, reports the ...

AfriQloud launches in Uganda

Published 25 Jun 2019 11:16 CET | Uganda

African connectivity provider BringCom, in partnership with science and technology investor Imprimatur Capital and European edge cloud software company GIG Technology, have ...

Airtel Uganda to provide free Wi-Fi to 19 public libraries

Published 20 Jun 2019 11:28 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has launched an initiative to provide free unlimited Wi-Fi to 19 public libraries across the country. Airtel said following the launch of Airtel 4G, it embarked ...

Seacom launches direct-to-corporate services in Uganda

Published 12 Jun 2019 10:46 CET | Uganda

Pan-African telecoms enabler Seacom has extended its corporate market offering to Uganda under the Seacom Business brand, providing internet connectivity and cloud services ...

Uganda's IT authority to roll out 500 Wi-Fi points by year-end

Published 06 Jun 2019 14:11 CET | Uganda

The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) said 500 additional Wi-Fi points will be installed in the country over the next six months, Ecofin reported. Of ...

UCC partners with MTN Uganda to launch 22 3G base stations

Published 04 Jun 2019 11:20 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and MTN Uganda, under the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF), has launched 22 3G base stations, marking the start of a ...

Deported MTN Uganda CEO returns after presidential pardon

Published 31 May 2019 09:05 CET | Uganda

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has pardoned deported MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte and ordered the Immigration Department to remove him from the Stop List. ...

MTN Uganda, Salam TV donate to health centre

Published 28 May 2019 09:35 CET | Uganda

Throughout Ramadan, MTN Uganda and Salam TV will conduct various activities to engage with Muslims all over Uganda. Salam TV is an Islamic TV channel in Uganda. It is part of ...

Uganda says ready to adopt Blockhain technology

Published 27 May 2019 15:18 CET | Uganda

The Ugandan government says its ready to adopt or use blockchain technology, which it said is relevant to the country as a way of improving efficiency in public service ...

Airtel Uganda launches 90-day 'Sukuma Cash' promotion

Published 27 May 2019 14:47 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has handed over cash to Airtel Money subscribers and agents as part of a 90-day Aitel Money promotion known as Sukuma Cash. Sukuma Cash is a promotion on Airtel ...

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 ...

 

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