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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 ...

Uganda introduces new licensing regime for telecom operators

Published 27 Jan 2020 11:32 CET | Uganda

Uganda telecom operators have up to 30 January to formally notify the regulator of the type of licence they want to apply for under a new licensing regime, reports The ...

Ugandan police arrest 8 people and recover 1,600 SIM cards in SIM box scam

Published 22 Jan 2020 10:31 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), in a joint operation with police and telecom operators, have arrested eight people engaged in SIM card boxing, the Monitor ...

MTN Uganda launches data bundles with no expiry

Published 21 Jan 2020 11:02 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda has launched a range of new data bundles with no expiry date. The introduction of MTN Freedom Bundles means that MTN data customers can load and use a data bundle ...

MTN Uganda, ZTE achieve 1.494 Gbps in 5G trial

Published 21 Jan 2020 09:40 CET | Uganda

MTN Uganda and ZTE have showcased a 5G standalone (SA) network under the 60 MHz spectrum bandwidth with an actual rate of more than 1.494 Gbps. This can support a variety of ...

Tanzanian scores highest for harsh SIM card policies

Published 20 Jan 2020 12:56 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

Tanzania and Uganda have some of the harshest SIM card monitoring policies in the world, joining Saudi Arabia and North Korea, reports the EastAfrican citing a report by ...

Lycamobile enters Uganda, forms basis for East African market exploration

Published 20 Jan 2020 11:18 CET | Uganda

UK mobile virtual network operator Lycamobile said is officially starting operations in Uganda, pledging to boost 4G connectivity beyond Kampala, reports The New Vision. ...

Ugandan court appoints new UTL administrator

Published 10 Jan 2020 10:07 CET | Uganda

The Ugandan High court in Kampala has appointed Ruth Sebatindira, the former president of the Uganda Law Society, as the new administrator of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL), ...

Airtel Uganda says taxation hits digital inclusion

Published 10 Jan 2020 09:57 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda says taxes on internet service have been the biggest challenge to achieving digital inclusion and low data costs, the Monitor reported. MD VG Somasekhar said ...

MTN takes proceeds from asset sales to ZAR 14 billion

Published 02 Jan 2020 15:01 CET | Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda

MTN Group said it has concluded two further transactions, bringing the total proceeds from its Asset Realisation Programme (ARP) to ZAR 14 billion so far. This follows ...

ATC closes purchase of Eaton Towers, to acquire JV stakes in Ghana and Uganda from MTN

Published 02 Jan 2020 14:31 CET | Africa, Ghana, Uganda

American Tower Corporation (ATC) said it has closed its previously announced acquisition of Eaton Towers. With the deal, ATC adds about 5,700 communications sites to its ...

Uganda adopts central IMEI phone registry to block counterfeit devices

Published 24 Dec 2019 09:43 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has started using a central equipment registry in order to block counterfeit phones in use in the country, The EastAfrican reports. ...

Ugandan govt official drops investigation into minister over sale of UTL

Published 17 Dec 2019 10:38 CET | Uganda

Uganda's Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja has dropped investigations into alleged abuse of office by state minister for finance in charge of investments ...

MultiChoice Uganda appoints Wegoye as head of sales

Published 11 Dec 2019 10:50 CET | Uganda

MultiChoice Uganda has announced the appointment of Jonah Wegoye as new head of sales. Wegoye brings with him over fifteen years of sales and marketing experience from the ...

Loon signs overflight agreement with Uganda

Published 10 Dec 2019 11:09 CET | Uganda

Alphabet's Loon has announced that it has reached an agreement with the government of Uganda to operate in the stratosphere above the country. The agreement was signed in ...

Africell stops giving out free SIM cards in Uganda

Published 05 Dec 2019 09:41 CET | Uganda

Ugandan operator Africell has joined other telecom operators by starting to sell SIM cards rather than give them out for free, reports The Monitor. For more than a year, ...

Airtel Uganda renews partnership with Buganda Kingdom

Published 26 Nov 2019 11:52 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has renewed its strategic partnership with the Buganda Kingdom and launched a three-year theme for the Kabaka Birthday Run at the Buganda Kingdom offices in ...

Uganda launches SIMI mobile phone, computer assemby plant

Published 26 Nov 2019 10:42 CET | Uganda

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has launched the country's first ICT manufacturing and assembling plant in Namanve, reports The Monitor. This comes after the government ...

Seacom partners with Raxio to launch data centre in Uganda

Published 18 Nov 2019 09:47 CET | Uganda

Pan-African telecommunications and network service provider Seacom has partnered with Raxio Data Centre to launch a carrier-neutral data centre in Uganda. They said the new ...

Airtel Uganda offers international transfers via Airtel Money

Published 15 Nov 2019 10:29 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has added international transfer services to its Airtel Money platform to ease remittances by customers at home and across the globe. Airtel Money customers ...

MTN uses OpenRAN to deploy more than 200 rural sites in Africa

Published 12 Nov 2019 11:24 CET | Africa, Guinea, Uganda

MTN has announced the deployment of over 200 commercial rural sites throughout its operations using OpenRAN. MTN expects to instal more than 5,000 sites in rural areas ...

Airtel Uganda brings out affordable broadband aimed at residents and SMEs

Published 08 Nov 2019 09:45 CET | Uganda

Airtel Uganda has launched an afferdable internet service for homes, small and medium-sized enterprises. The Airtel Broad Band Outdoor Unit attracts a one-off fee of UGX ...

MTN Group in talks to sell towers in Ghana, Uganda

Published 01 Nov 2019 09:19 CET | Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda

MTN Group is in advanced talks to sell stakes in tower assets in Ghana and Uganda worth as much as ZAR 8 billion as it seeks to accelerate a broader disposal plan, Bloomberg ...

Ugandan regulator gives telecoms firms 2 years to list at least 20% of shares on local bourse

Published 31 Oct 2019 09:58 CET | Uganda

Uganda has ordered telecoms operators to list on the bourse to encourage local ownership of the sector, Reuters reported. Ibrahim Bbosa, spokesman for the Uganda ...

Ugandan regulator seeks improved African regulation of OTT social media services

Published 21 Oct 2019 12:56 CET | Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is proposing improved regulation of over-the-top services (OTT) such as Facebook and Twitter to encourage investment in the sector, ...


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