Liquid Telecom and Nokia have today announced a two-year partnership to upgrade their existing fiber network. This will result in a faster and more reliable connection along the route from the Indian Ocean to data centers in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and neighboring countries. The...
MTN South Africa has today launched a new service dubbed MTN Chat that will allow its customers to buy airtime as well internet bundles through WhatsApp. According to reports by Forbes, Gareth Murphy, MTN South Africa's online channel GM, says the telco wants its...
MTN Uganda’s revenue in 2018 grew by 8.6% due to increased voice calls, data usage and Mobile Money. Uganda’s economy is estimated to have grown by 5.3% in 2018 driven by growth in the services sector and the industrial sector. In the service...
In 2016, it was estimated that telecom companies in Uganda on annual basis were losing about USD$60 million (roughly UGX222.3 billion) due to illegal redirection of international calls traffic. The amount in part led to revenue from voice services to remain flat or grow sluggishly in 2015,...
Smile Communications Uganda is offering customers up to ten times more data when they recharge on Monday. This has been revealed through an email that has been sent out to customers. According to the email, anyone who recharges with a monthly bundle, except unlimited...
MTN Group Chief Executive Robert Shuter has confirmed its Uganda unit (MTN Uganda) is looking to boost local shareholding to 20% from 4% this year. The move to expand local ownership appears a bow to pressure from Ugandan President Museveni who has said he...
Telecommunication firm, Africell has re-launched its swift internet bundles inclusive of the On-to-Top service levy. The swift bundles which are commonly know as social bundles were temporary halted at the time levy of social media was imposed. The levy was passed by the Parliament of Uganda approved...
Dr. Tumubweine Twinemanzi, the Executive Director Supervision, at Bank of Uganda (BoU), has challenged the financial services sector to adopt a shared technology services delivery model. Thereby cutting down the cost of doing business and pass on those benefits to customers in form of reduced cost of lending.
Huawei and MTN Group at the recent ended MWC in Barcelona signed a joint business innovation memorandum of understanding — which according to both companies is an important part of their 17-year working relationship. "The signing of the joint business innovation memorandum with MTN...
While the telco industry may have seen its traditional revenue streams decline further in 2018, thanks in part to the popularity of over-the-top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp that offer low-cost alternatives to messaging and voice calling, the industry is still set for growth.