MTN, partners launch affordable, 3G smart feature phone for African countries

November 17, 2018

MTN Group, in partnership with Chinese chipmaker UNISOC and KAiOS Technologies have launched a 3G smart feature phone in Africa that seeks to make

MTN joins Airtel to offer OTT data packs

November 16, 2018

Telecom giant MTN Uganda has joined Airtel Uganda in offering Over the Top Tax (OTT) package for its customers, underlying the efforts by

Airtel introduces data OTT packs

November 12, 2018

Airtel Uganda has launched Uganda’s first-ever data OTT packs that will enable subscribers to enjoy undisrupted connectivity by simply subscribing once and getting

Safaricom and Western Union ink deal to make M-Pesa global

November 9, 2018

Kenya telecoms operator Safaricom and Western Union have entered into a partnership to enable M-Pesa customers to seamlessly send and receive money around

Museveni signs off new law on mobile money tax

November 7, 2018

President Yoweri Museveni has approved the Excise Duty (Amendment) (No.2) Act, 2018, implying that the proposed a controversial 0.5% tax on mobile money

MTN and Barclays Bank partner to enable POS payments

November 5, 2018

People who love electronic transactions will now be able to buy products and pay for services using their mobile phones at POS terminals,

URA collects Shs103b from mobile money tax in three months

November 4, 2018

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has collected Shs103 billion from mobile money tax out of the targeted Shs151.5b in the first quarter of

Ochola cautions commanders as countrywide police phone lines are unveiled  

October 27, 2018

The Uganda Police Force has rolled out phone lines to boost community and police engagement. Police hope this project dubbed the Counter Telephone

Tumwebaze camps in Dubai as Uganda seeks reelection to ITU council

October 26, 2018

Minister of ICT and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze will be in Dubai to solicit support for Uganda, which is seeking to be reelected

Six investors pump Shs4.5 trillion into Airtel Africa operations

October 24, 2018

Airtel Africa’s recent profitability has started to pay off after six investors agreed to invest $1.25 billion (about Shs4.5 trillion) in the telecom

MTN introduces new voice bundles for its customers

October 17, 2018

Telecom giant MTN Uganda has introduced new voice bundles for its customers, lowering the amount of talk time. To speak for six minutes,

Guide to USSD codes for telecoms operating in Uganda

October 16, 2018

Mobile applications are not yet so popular in the telecommunications industry in Uganda and most people still use USSD codes to access a

Nigerian company Taleology Holdings buys UTL

October 15, 2018

Taleology Holdings GIB Ltd, a Nigerian firm, has won the contract to revamp Uganda Telecoms Ltd (UTL), beating State-founded Mauritius Telecom that had

Tax reduction will increase mobile money transactions, says MTN CEO

October 8, 2018

The MTN chief executive officer, Mr. Wim Vanhellepute has said the reduction of the Mobile Money tax from 1 percent to 0.5 percent,

Burundi, Tanzania accused of delaying regional telephone roaming system

October 8, 2018

Tanzania and Burundi have been blamed for dragging their feet on One Area Network, a unified telephone roaming system aimed to lower telecommunication

Guide to choosing service provider (SIM card) in Uganda

October 7, 2018

Telecom companies in Uganda might be few but choosing the right service provider (SIM card) for you is as complex as it can

Parliament approves new Mobile Money tax

October 2, 2018

By George Aine Parliament on Tuesday evening voted to pass the contentious Excise Duty Amendment Bill (2018) No 2, approving a 0.5% tax

NRM caucus approves 0.5% Mobile Money tax

October 2, 2018

By George Aine The ruling National Resistance Movement Caucus on Monday resolved to back the Excise Duty Amendment Bill (2018) No. 2 that

UCC program hailed at continental summit

September 30, 2018

The Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF), a service fund that was rolled out in 2013 to ensure that underserved areas in Uganda get

Facebook supports new project to make internet more affordable in Africa

September 26, 2018

The Internet Society, a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet, on Tuesday, announced that it

Meet Eric Mununuzi, the creator of the popular MTN Momo advert

September 25, 2018

In 2009, when WARID Telecom rolled out its Pakalast advert, marketing its voice bundles, Eric Mununuzi was 22. The advert, immediately after it

UCC warns of new mobile money scam, inside job cited

September 24, 2018

A fresh breed of scammers has hit the mobile money sector, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has cautioned. The most common trick that

Tough rules await Ugandan telcos as cabinet approves Broadband Policy

September 18, 2018

By George Aine Cabinet has approved the National Broadband Policy, putting in place stringent laws to be followed by telecom and broadband operators.

MTN Uganda license renewal: Govt orders UCC on ‘stringent terms’

September 18, 2018

The government of Uganda has approved the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to renew the license of telecommunications giant MTN Uganda. The license is

Uganda has the most expensive internet in East Africa – Report

September 15, 2018

A new report released by Ecobank Research has shown that Ugandan has the most expensive mobile data in East Africa and it is

UCC: Why your data bundles expire before exhaustion

September 7, 2018

When buying internet data bundles, telecom companies always indicate the period in which you have to use that package before it’s rendered invalid.

Julianne Mweheire replaces Twinemanzi at UCC

September 7, 2018

Julianne Rwakooko Mweheire is now the Director Industry Affairs and Content Development at the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). The position fell vacant when

Golix Uganda, RightMesh to improve internet connectivity with tokenized networks

September 5, 2018

Internet access in most countries remains significantly low, with affordability being mentioned as one of the largest barriers to digital inclusion, according to

UCC approves U.S. firm’s acquisition of Uganda’s Datanet

September 5, 2018

BringCom Incorporated, a multinational provider of connectivity solutions based in the U.S., has completed the acquisition of Datanet.Com, LLC in Uganda. This was

Why 5G is so very different to previous technologies

September 3, 2018

Fifth-generation mobile networks will have the same high-level architecture as previous cellular networks, but the intricate details are very different. In very simple