MTN is one of the most admired home-grown brands in Africa, according to research done by Brand Africa in association with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. In the 6th annual “Brand Africa 100: Africa's Best Brands” research report, tele-communications brand MTN was been announced as the first African brand spontaneously recalled...
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...
Government revenue collection agency; the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) on Wednesday temporarily shutdown Buganda Kingdom's owned K2 Telecom over failure to remit pay as you earn (PAYE) and local excise duty amounting to nearly UGX96 million. According to Ian Rumayika, the manager public and corporate affairs at URA who confirmed the...
Smile Communications, a company that specializes in providing high-speed Internet services has introduced its high-speed 4G internet services in Arusha. These developments make Tanzania the first country in Africa to gain access to this revolutionary technology of its ultra-high speed broadband Internet access, the Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution (4G...
Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), has set 15 requirements imported smartphones should meet before being accepted in the country, with one being that they should have 8 and 24 hours of talk and standby time respectively, reports The Daily Nation. The 15 requirements are said to be an addition to...
Last week we reported that the Ugandan Government had up to May 26th to find a new capable investor that could revive State-owned Uganda Telecom (UTL) after the Libyan shareholders; Libyan Post Telecommunications and IT Holding Company (LPTIC) with 40% shares withdrew from the telco leaving the company almost to a...
Could Africell Uganda be in big trouble? Government regulatory body of the communications sector; Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) on March 7th, 2018 advised all telecommunications companies to immediately cease the sale of sim cards through hawkers, street vendors, street agents and any other establishments that are not licensed by Kampala...
Earlier this month, PC Tech Magazine reported how the Ugandan Cabinet announced it was in procedures to find a new capable investor to revive State-owned Uganda Telecom (UTL) to upgrade its network and as well have its service license extended by twenty years (20). However, at the time of the press...
MTN Uganda has today launched a promotion to encourage customers to use MTN Mobile Money to load airtime and buy voice or data bundles. The promotion, MoMo Nyabo – resonating with the local exclamation for excitement – will have 1,000 daily winners of MTN Mobile Money and 50 weekly...
It seems the telecom business in Uganda this year is becoming more of a nightmare. After government regulatory body of the communications sector; Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) sent new directives to telco operators. One banning the use of scratch cards in favor of electronic points of sales and distribution, and the...