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Telecoms continue to fault on provision of quality services

A new survey indicates that Ugandans are yet to get the best from their mobile phone service providers even as the country continues to...

Over 485,000 SIM cards Switched Off In Rwanda

A total of 485,867 mobile subscribers were disconnected at the stroke of midnight, Wednesday, for failure to register their SIM cards in an exercise...

Nasasira asks UCC to ensure quality of telecom services

The Minister of Information Communications Technology(ICT) John Nasasira has challenged the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to address the quality of service delivered by the...

UCC Pondering Number Portability

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is yet to make up its mind on whether phone companies should take up Mobile Number Portability (MNP). Number Portability...

Telecom Operators again ask for extension of SIM registration deadline

The deadline of the Sim Card registration exercise this week is Friday but telecoms companies still want more. The companies were on March 1 granted...

Zambia Using Cell-Phones to Fight HIV/Aids

By Gethsemane Mwizabi, Times of Zambia Young people in Zambia and all across the world, live in a time of unprecedented expansion of mobile phone...

Fresh Rumours of Warid Telecom Takeover

Uganda's third largest telecom operator, Warid Telecom, is readying for a possible takeover "in a month or so", according to a report in The New...

Samsung: East Africa “the Hub For Innovation & New Business Models” [Q&A]

Mark Sue, New York-based Stocks Analyst was quoted recently saying, “Samsung is growing faster than the market.” He aserted that smartphone penetration is now...

Daily Mobile Money Transfers Hit 50 Billion Shillings

mobilemoneyDaily mobile money transactions have hit Shs50 billion up from Shs30 billion recorded in the early part of 2011, according to Bank of Uganda. 
However, the central bank is concerned over an increasing trend of fraud associated with mobile money transactions.

Addressing a conference of bankers from East Africa, India and Europe in Kampala early this week, Dr Louis Kasekende, the BoU deputy governor, said telecoms must provide a platform with well - functioning infrastructure to limit risks associated with money in transit on such a platform.


Live Updates: Winners of Startup Weekend Kampala Announced

SWKampala_weekendIt's 1800hrs local time in East Africa. And this evening at MTN Warehouse in Ntinda, Kampala, we are waiting for the guest of honor, DR. Sam Mulira, the ICT Advisor to the President as the different teams prepare to present the products from this weekend's 54-hours of work.

You'll need to refresh this page after every 5 minutes to catch the up updates.

Lead Organizer, Richard Zulu going through the programme, and introducing Startup Weekend generally. Says process will take two hours.

Okay, we're underway with the first presentation, Databud.

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Transportation ride-hailing firm, Uber has today launched a lite version of the their app; Uber Lite for Ugandan consumers. The app is...
Dr. Umar Kakumba keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Health Innovation Conference at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Tuesday 19th, March 2019 | Photo by PC TECH MAGAZINE/Olupot Nathan Ernest.

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