Airtel Uganda CEO: We made our first profit in 2018

January 16, 2019

Airtel Uganda Managing Director VG Somasekhar has said the telecom company paid corporate tax for the first time in 2018, having registered its

Airtel in advanced talks to acquire Telkom Kenya

January 15, 2019

India-based telecommunication company Bharti Airtel is currently engaged in talks to buy Telkom Kenya in a bid to cement its operations in the

Africell tops MTN, Airtel & UTL in number of blocked calls in Kampala, UCC report

January 15, 2019

Africell Uganda recorded the highest number of blocked calls compared to its other three main competitors in Uganda’s capital, according to a survey

UCC: What we know about SIM card hacking

January 12, 2019

In October of 2018, Myriad Connect released a study indicating that SIM card hacking was becoming a global threat, affecting even developed nations

Liquid Telecom appoints Mohamed Bassit as regional CEO for MEWA

January 11, 2019

Liquid Telecom appointed Mohamed Bassit as its new Regional CEO for the Middle East and West Africa (MEWA). He took over office on January

Africell, Beyonic strike deal on mobile money transfers

January 10, 2019

Telecommunications company Africell Uganda has inked a deal with Beyonic, a digital platform that allows businesses and big institutions to collect bulk funds

Airtel Uganda to incur more operational costs as new broadband policy takes effect

January 9, 2019

Telecommunication giant Airtel’s Ugandan unit is set to incur higher operating costs as authorities move to implement new changes in the telecom sector.

How to send money from MTN to other networks in Uganda

January 5, 2019

Telecommunications giant MTN Uganda recently realized mobile money interoperability, implying that millions of Ugandan digital bankers can now send money from MTN to

MTN hikes mobile money to bank account transfer charges

January 2, 2019

MTN Uganda has increased the cost of transferring money from your MTN mobile money account to the bank account, casting a pessimistic future

Lycamobile a new telecom company to launch in Uganda

December 28, 2018

Lycamobile, a United Kingdom-based telecommunications company is laying the groundwork ahead of its launch in Uganda, betting on a market that saw Vodafone,

MTN introduces cross-network mobile money transfers

December 27, 2018

Telecommunications giant MTN Uganda has become the first mobile network operator in the country to enable cross-network mobile money transfers among all the

Meet the six newly appointed MTN executives

December 20, 2018

MTN Group unveiled six new executives who will be taking up different roles at the company headquarters and its subsidiaries across the continent.

MTN, Facebook unveil Facebook Flex in Rwanda

December 17, 2018

MTN Rwanda has partnered with the world’s biggest social networking site, Facebook, to introduce Facebook Flex, allowing Rwandans using MTN sim cards to

After securing $180m, Liquid Telecom to ‘accelerate’ continental expansion

December 11, 2018

Liquid Telecom has reached an agreement with CDC Group Plc, the UK’s development finance institution, to invest $180m with the company. This investment

Liquid Telecom to invest $400m in Egyptian network infrastructure, data centers

December 10, 2018

Liquid Telecom has announced that it is investing US $400m in Egypt over the next three years. This is part of a major

Kwesé unveils new strategy, launches Kwesé Play in Kenya

December 6, 2018

Nairobi, Kenya: The multiplatform broadcast network Kwesé, a subsidiary of Econet, today announced the launch of video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, Kwesé Play, as

poa! internet launches unlimited bundles for low-income business communities

November 30, 2018

Nairobi, Kenya: poa! internet has announced its move into business internet, building on its platform of street Wi-Fi and home broadband services in

MTN Rwanda borrows $56.9m from local banks to boost operations

November 29, 2018

Telecom giant MTN Rwanda has acquired a Rwf50 billion (about 56.9 million US dollars) loan from eight local commercial banks in a bid

Smile Communications offers special data package ahead of Xmas

November 29, 2018

Smile Communications Uganda has introduced special data packages that will be enjoyed by customers during the festive season. The offer targets people who

MTN, Orange strike deal on mobile money interoperability

November 24, 2018

Africa’s telecom giants Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture that makes it possible for their customers across the continent

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