Airtel last week introduced its latest plan Airtel Zero, which allows "partner websites" to be accessed freely or at a subsidized cost
Telecommunications Company Airtel is partnering with global mobile trade association the GSMA, to support its cross-ecosystem mHealth partnership programme. The GSMA M-Health initiative is designed to provide a range of services to women and children, with a particular focus on nutrition, across 11 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Developed by the GSMA,...
Over the Weekend I decided to take a little vacation and because these days it is very easy to travel across East Africa thanks to the East African Community Integration I decided to visit Nairobi which is one of the beautiful cities in East Africa, I took a bus...
Airtel Uganda launched amazing Internet products for its customers under the umbrella brand ‘Switch ON,’ and now want to reward fans for sharing the good news! By logging on to www.switchon.ug users can register themselves to activate 20MBs of FREE DATA!!!  Valid for 30 days, which will be renewed monthly. "Switch On"...
Telecommunications giant Airtel Uganda has announced an investment partnership with BCS, with support from Facebook to improve the telecom infrastructure in Uganda. The investment will see a total of nearly 800 KM of optical fiber laid in North West Uganda – covering Gulu, Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Nebbi and Kamdini areas...
Looks like this year saw telecom companies appointing new CEO's and Managing Directors. Previously, we saw MTN Uganda and Vodafone Uganda appointing new CEO's, and this time around we also see Airtel Uganda appoint their new Managing Director. In our 2016 Airtel Uganda and Smile Communication review, we don't have...
Global payments technology firm Visa announced that it has joined forces with Indian telco Bharti Airtel to launch mobile payments services in seven African countries. The Indian headquartered telco has operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. And the seven markets where mobile payments services would be launched are Gabon,...
Airtel Uganda has agreed a three-year advisory services deal with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). IFC is part of the World Bank, and this deal will see Airtel develop mobile money services and strengthen financial inclusion in the country. The deal, which is worth USD3.9 million, is also being supported by...
Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Anwar Soussa as the Managing Director of Airtel Uganda, with effect from 1 June 2016. Mr. Soussa is no stranger to the telecommunication industry in Africa. He joined Airtel from MTN Cyprus where he served as the COO and later became the MD for Airtel Chad...
In a bid to expand reach into mobile financial services, Airtel Rwanda has announced plans to introduce micro-loans on Airtel Money on April 1, 2015 in a partnership with Atlantis Microfinance Limited. The service dubbed Igurize Amafaranga will target all Airtel customers, enabling them to borrow up to Rwf50, 000 instantly without collateral...