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...
Huawei on Thursday launched world's first core chip specifically designed for 5G base stations, Huawei TIANGANG. At a 5G launch event in Beijing that doubled up as a pre-briefing for the up coming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona 2019—scheduled for Feb. 25th to 28th. Huawei announced the innovative chip...
Another MTN Uganda senior staff, Ms. Elsa Mussolini, the telco's General Manager for Mobile Financial Services has been deported to Italy, accused of being in connection with alleged incitement to violence, the Ugandan government confirms. Her deportation, comes after two other MTN Uganda senior staff and foreign nationals, Olivier Prentout (French), and Annie...
Two MTN Uganda senior staff who happen to be foreign nationals, Olivier Prentout, and Annie Bilenge Tabura have been accessed for their alleged involvement in acts of comprising Uganda's national security, according to a Police statement released Monday morning. In an official statement from police—signed by ACP Polly Namaye, Deputy PRO Uganda,...
Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya this week announced that it has upgraded its carrier Ethernet network , from 10GE to 100GE using Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions. As the NREN of Kenya, KENET provides high-speed...
Smile Communications Uganda, one of the 4G LTE mobile service providers is running a promotion dubbed ‘Get your groove on” which enables Smile customers to stream YouTube videos, movies, and music for free. According to an email which was sent out to customers, all one needs is need to recharge with...
Liquid Telecom has unveiled Mohamed Abdel Bassit as its new Regional CEO for Middle East and West Africa (MEWA), as of January 1, 2019. The Regional CEO of MEWA is a new position within Liquid Telecom, and forms part of the group’s wider digital transformation strategy. Based in Cairo, Bassit will...
In the year 2017, Bank of Uganda directed all Mobile Money operations in Uganda to be interoperable between the telecommunications companies operating in Uganda. This move was aimed at ensuring that customers from different networks would be able to seamlessly send and receive funds directly across all networks. MTN...
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is investing $400m US Dollars in Egypt over the next three years. This is part of a major partnership with Telecom Egypt which includes network infrastructure and data centres. The investment was made during a signing ceremony between the two...
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...