Nigeria's fuel shortages, may cause the country’s biggest mobile operator to shut down in some areas. The scarcity of diesel in some parts of that country is posing a significant threat to network operations. Nigeria has been battling with fuel shortages in recent weeks due to a standoff over controversial subsidy...
MTN Group today announced the start of its annual staff volunteer programme, 21 Days of Y’ello Care, which the company says will benefit thousands of learners and teachers from disadvantaged schools and communities across its footprint. Y’ello Care runs from 1-21 June, and sees MTN employees come together to participate...
KAMPALA -  MTN Uganda this morning released a statement confirming the implementation of a management decision that effectively means about 143 staff of the telecom operator will be transferred to ZTE. This ends weeks of media speculation about the future of the said staff. Below is the full statement...
A humanitarian move made by MTN Uganda staff under their annual Y’ello Care initiative is expected to improve the quality of education of 760 students at Uganda Technical College Lira where a fully-fledged ICT lab was set up and donated to the college. On Thursday 10th June 2015 a team...
This week MTN's Christopher Ssali spoke to PC Tech's Nicholas Kamanzi about MTN Mobile Money. Here are the excerpts. Q: Last Week I wrote about how There is Not a lot of Innovation around Mobile Money and how we are not seeing Mobile Money in the startup Area, And where we...
HIGH Court Judge Justice Christopher Madrama sitting at the Commercial court has this morning dismissed a case in which Bugweri Member of Parliament Abdu Katuntu had sued MTN for allegedly operating a financial services (Mobile Money) without being licensed as a financial institution. Katuntu had claimed he was executing a public interest...
MTN Mobile Money customers with accounts in Bank of Africa (BOA) Uganda can now deposit and withdraw cash from their bank accounts to their Mobile Money accounts. This service from these two partner institutions guarantees customers both convenience and a more cost effective way of transacting. This initiative from...
The past few months the public has had a lot of complaints in the way  MTN Uganda is delivering it's services, disgruntled customers vented on social media using the hash-tags like #OccupyMTN to try and get MTN Uganda's attention. Today, the CEO of MTN Uganda Brian Gouldie held a press conference...
Crystal Ventures, which is a Rwandan investment firm  has launched an initial public offering (IPO) of its 20% stake in domestic cellco MTN Rwandacell, held via its wholly-owned subsidiary Crystal Telecom. Crystal Ventures is looking at raise around USD40.6 million from the local bourse listing, which will run for two...
New Mobile Money innovation lets customers deposit and withdraw money from bank accounts. As the world today grapples with the need to extend financial services to the unbanked, mobile money, an innovation that’s less than a decade old continues to offer the first realistic solution. Over 28 years of economic stability in...