Standard Chartered Bank and MTN Uganda Limited on Thursday signed an agreement to allow MTN Mobile Money collections for Corporate and Business clients directly into their Standard Chartered Bank accounts on a real time basis. This solution dubbed Straight2Bank Wallet Collections will be delivered through the Bank’s Straight2Bank electronic...
MTN Uganda and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have today announced a partnership that enables payment of social security contributions using Mobile Money. The partnership enables NSSF members on the NSSF Voluntary Membership Plan as well as small and medium sized entities to conveniently make payments using MTN Mobile...
Seamless East Africa – the region’s most extensive technology and solution event for the fintech, payments and banking industries – opened its doors today at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi. The conference is critical to realising the disruptive ways in which consumers, citizens and businesses use money in a tech-savvy...
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has completed 100G upgrades to key routes on the East Africa Fibre Ring. It has used DWDM technology from Ekinops, allowing Liquid Telecom to offer the largest lit backhaul capacity in Africa. It provides up to ten times the speed...
MTN Uganda has today launched a promotional campaign dubbed “start a new life with MTN”. MTN is keen to show why it is a network that understands the needs of the customer. This month long promotion offers more Ugandans the opportunity to join a network that promises a reliable and...
Kenyan-based Telecommunications firm; Safaricom in new reports is set to launch an eCommerce platform dubbed, Masoko in October 2017 which will compete directly with established eCommerce platforms like Jumia and Kilimall. According to the company, Masoko is primarily aimed at small businesses. The platform will offer products ranging from electronics to...
On August 23rd, Africell Uganda officially unveiled the #TripleData offer to the Ugandan data market. This launch is in pursuit of Africell’s promise to offer the most competitive voice and data deals to their current and prospective customers countrywide. With #TripleData, the customer gets three times of the data that...
As we wait for the forthcoming 1776 pitch event to happen at tech-incubation hub; Hive Colab on September 7th this year, IT and Telecom firm; Uganda Telecom Limited is looking for opportunities to partner with talented minds in their one day upcoming hackathon dubbed 'UTL Hackathon' scheduled to happen...
In April this year, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) issued a 7-day ultimatum to all Ugandans to have their simcard registration particulars updated, short of which they would be deactivated. The directive was given by the UCC Executive Director, Eng. Godfrey Mutabaazi during a closed door engagement with executives...
The UN Environment Program (UNEP) and Kenyan telecom operator, Safaricom on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote low carbon development in the country. Erik Solheim, UNEP Executive Director, said a partnership with the private sector will help reinvigorate the green agenda through investments in clean energy, waste...