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As we come to the closure of this year, we give a brief of what we covered in the telecom news. 20: Vodafone Uganda Expanded its 4G Network to Areas of Mukono and Seeta ON May 9th, 2017, Vodafone Uganda officially launched their new site mask a few meters from Uganda...
The ITU, United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), estimates that at the end of 2018, 51.2 percent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the Internet. This is according to a new study published by the organization. This figure means more than...
After the murder of a Kampala-based cashier Suzan Magara, whose kidnappers reached the family to demand a ransom using SIM cards that were unregistered and couldn’t be traced, Government regulatory body of the communications sector; Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) issued a directive to all telecom firms to temporary halt SIM...
Three MTN Uganda customers; Tom Mayanja, Dickens Muhereza, and Bernadette Bavuga from Kawempe, Ibanda, and Bweyogere respectively were jubilant after receiving the first three cars of the MTN MoMo Nyabo promotion. They used MTN Mobile Money to load airtime and data bundles. As scratch cards are expected to be phased...
MTN Uganda has on Friday partnered with moto-taxi ride hailing firm; SafeBoda on the MTN Pulse platform that will see MTN Pulsers access and book rides with the safeboda app even without mobile data loaded to their phones. However, the offer isn't limited to only MTN Pulsers but all MTN...
Government through the Ministry of Finance has unveiled a new technology innovation and incubation hub at Makerere University in Kampala. The Shs 80 million incubation hub is expected to play an instrumental role in empowering youth to create new ideas that will boost enterprise development and the country’s economy at...
How we covered events that happened in the year 2017. 20: MTN Uganda Unveiled its Unlimited Internet Packages MTN Uganda on June 5th, 2017 announced a long-awaited product to its Internet offering; allowing customers to purchase monthly Unlimited Internet packages. The move was significant as it offered customers a chance to...
U.S-based internet firm; Google Corp. has opened applications for its second annual Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, extending it in the process to a further 12 African countries that graduated from the programme last week, as reported making it a total of 18 countries across the continent – Egypt, Tunisia,...
At a Cabinet media briefing on 2nd May, Ugandan Cabinet approved new procedures to find a capable investor to help revive State-owned Uganda Telecom (UTL). Hon. Frank Tumwebaze the Minister of ICT and National Guidance said that when UTL gets an investor to upgrade its network, its service license will be extended...
As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to look back at the stories and news that defined the past year. There is much to cover but we selected a few. 20: A New Study Claimed Social Media Can Help People Lose Weight The research claims that sharing your weight loss...