Reactions as marketing coordinator Mohammad Yahfoufi leaves Africell for betting firm

May 22, 2019

Reactions poured in Tuesday as Twitter reacted to Mohammad Yahfoufi’s tweet announcing that he was quitting his job at Africell Uganda to join

Unlimited data plans offered by telecoms in Uganda

May 15, 2019

Telecom companies MTN Uganda, Africell Uganda, and Smile Communications offer unlimited data and voice packages. Unlimited, in terms of data or voice bundles,

In Uganda, Airtel money charges in 2018, including mobile money to bank rate

May 10, 2019

Airtel Money charges for transferring money from your bank account to your mobile wallet have been more than tripled, shortly after the telco

See Airtel Money rates/Airtel Money charges 2019 in Uganda

May 9, 2019

Airtel Uganda announced Thursday it was reducing its Airtel money rates for sending by 80%, 60%, 50% and 33.3% in a move to

See the new MTN mobile money rates in Uganda (2019)

May 7, 2019

MTN Uganda mobile money rates will change on Friday, May 10. MTN Uganda announced the changes in mobile money charges in April and

MTN Uganda partners with West Nile retailers to expand MoMoPay to the region

May 2, 2019

MTN Uganda has officially launched MoMoPay in Arua town. MoMoPay is a cashless payment system that enables customers to pay for goods and

Airtel Africa reports $83 million profit in March quarter

May 2, 2019

By LiveMint Bharti Airtel’s Africa arm swung to a quarterly net profit from a year-earlier loss because of an increase in transaction value

UCC: These are 10 things you need to know about ongoing SIM card validation exercise

May 1, 2019

Telecom operators in Uganda are currently conducting a sim card validation exercise which is being supervised by UCC, the communications regulator. Since the

Poa! Internet rolls out public WiFi to rural communities in Kenya

April 30, 2019

poa! Internet announced the completion of Kenya’s largest public Wi-Fi network with the deployment of more than 3,000 WiFi hotspots across Nairobi and

How to verify MTN number/sim card registered under you NIN

April 27, 2019

MTN Uganda announced Friday that it would disconnect telephone numbers that are not yet verified come May 1. To avoid trouble come that

MTN Uganda to disconnect unverified numbers ‘registered under your NIN’

April 26, 2019

MTN Uganda has announced Friday that it will disconnect telephone numbers that are not yet verified, following a recent directive by the Uganda

In brief: NIRA officer, CIPESA ED arrest; MTN mobile money hack; sacked Katamba protests

April 26, 2019

Dr. Wairagala Wakabi, the Executive Director, of the Uganda-based Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) was deported back

International Airtime Top Up service allows you to send airtime across borders via web

April 24, 2019

Using International Airtime Top Up you can instantly send airtime across borders to over 150 countries and 370+ mobile network operators worldwide. International Airtime

UCC: How to apply for Short Codes in Uganda

April 18, 2019

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) defines Short Codes as “telephone numbers with fewer digits than the standard national significant and are dialed without a

Christopher Ssali named MTN Uganda acting Mobile Money chief

April 16, 2019

MTN Uganda appointed Christopher Ssali as the general manager (GM) for Mobile Financial Services in an acting role. The position fell vacant after

MTN Uganda partners with Shoprite to expand MoMoPay reach

April 16, 2019

Telecommunications giant MTN Uganda has entered a deal with multinational retailer Shoprite to enable customers of both companies to use MoMoPay in making

MTN CEO deportation case: Govt maintains stance as court demands written submissions

April 12, 2019

The government of Uganda has insisted that Minister of Internal Affairs Jeje Odongo did not skip any procedure when he deported Wim Vanhelleputte,

How to buy Africell SWIFT bundles using Payway PoS terminals

April 11, 2019

Africell Uganda recently re-introduced swift social bundles and provided two options for buying them: either using Africell Money or third-party agents. And one

poa! Internet to expand coverage in Kenya

April 9, 2019

Press release — poa! Internet, an internet service provider (ISP) focusing on communities, has announced it will double its network coverage area by

Here are the new MTN Mobile Money charges (2019)

April 8, 2019

MTN Uganda mobile money charges have been changed, with the telco increasing most of the levies by a percentage between 5-10. The changes

In brief: UCC woos Netflix; Ugandans to own stake in MTN, Airtel

April 8, 2019

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) officials sought the support of American streaming giant Netflix to invest in Uganda’s budding film industry, the commission revealed

In brief: MTN license fees increased to Shs358bn, telcos root for removal of smartphone taxes

April 3, 2019

Ministry of Finance increased the money MTN Uganda is to pay to the national treasury to have its license renewed from $100m (about

UCC speaks on target of sim card verification, penalties that await

April 2, 2019

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) recently announced a new sim card verification exercise, sparking an uproar from the public since a similar program had

What you need to become a Mobile Money agent for MTN, Africell, Airtel

March 30, 2019

Mobile money was introduced in 2009 and it has since generated a ton of business ideas for many Ugandans. One of the ideas

UCC orders telcos on multiple Sim card ownership

March 29, 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has directed all the telecom companies to verify the identities of their subscribers who have multiple Sim cards.

In 2019, MTN mobile money withdraw charges, fees on other transactions

March 28, 2019

This story talks about MTN mobile money withdraw charges and levies on transactions like making purchases, sending money and withdrawing money from a

MTN launches airtime top-up through WhatsApp

March 27, 2019

Subscribers of MTN now have an option of purchasing airtime and data bundles from the telecom giant through WhatsApp. The move, which marks

MTN Uganda advertises posts of deported executives, except for CEO

March 22, 2019

MTN Uganda has declared vacant positions of three senior executives who were deported by Ugandan authorities in February for engaging in subversive activities.

MTN moves to launch instant messaging service

March 21, 2019

Telecom giant MTN Group plans to launch a new instant messaging (IM) platform this year. MTN Smart T, which supports applications like WhatsApp

Rwanda has cheapest mobile data in Africa – report

March 15, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to countries with the cheapest and most expensive mobile data in the world, a new report indicates. According to