Millions of people around the world today lack access to internet, particularly in rural areas where fiber optic cables, wireless infrastructures are difficult to reach. Companies then opted to provide internet down to consumers from space. Many have tried and failed but not OneWeb.
Two HP servers sent up to the International Space Station in August 2017 as an experiment have still not come back to Earth. Together, they make up the Spaceborne Computer, which operates on the open-source Linux system and has supercomputer processing power. They were...
The government of Rwanda in partnership with Mara Corp. are set to construct the first smartphone manufacturing factory in Rwanda. The establishment was confirmed by the Minister of ICT Rwanda; Ms. Paula Ingabire — and is said to enhance access to digital services in the country.
Telecommunication firm, MTN Uganda has on Thursday announced all the proceedings collected from the 2018 MTN Marathon will go towards the improvement of maternal health in Uganda. The annual sporting event and one of the biggest in Uganda, gathers nearly 25,000+ participants at the...
Hamilton Cloud Services (HCS), Uganda’s first local cloud service provider and a subsidiary of Hamilton Telecom, has today finalized an agreement to collocate their servers in Raxio Data Centre’s state-of-the-art, always-on data centre at the Kampala Industrial and Business Park, Namanve. Raxio announced its...
Autonomous government parastatal; National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) has confirmed MYUG free Wi-Fi internet is now available at 284 hotspots in Kampala and Entebbe. Simutaneoulsy, confirmed 76,519 users to have signed up and using the service. MYUG was availed in October 2016, following Frank...
Government regulatory body of the communications sector; Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) in partnership with Internet Society Uganda Chapter (ISUC) will today — 'Safer Internet Day' host a panel discussion on how internet usage can be better used by Ugandans especially the youth. The discussion...
Chinese government has completed its digital television project that seeks more than 500 villages across Uganda access to digital television, reports Daily Monitor. The 500 villages are part of 10,000 villages across Africa that will benefit from this project, dubbed Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African...
The Parliament of Uganda has asked the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, to explain the failure of telcos to reinstate the use of airtime scratch cards. To recall, government regulatory body of the communications sector; Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) in...
According to a quarterly report by government regulatory body of the communications sector; Uganda Communication Commission (UCC), shows OTT taxpayers and revenue figures have dropped tremendously since the levy was imposed. "In the last three months of the quarter under review, both the number...