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Africell to exit Ugandan market after 7 years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stiff competition and high indebtedness have forced Uganda’s third largest telecom service company by subscriber base, Africell, to quit the country. The company say its services will stop on October 7, this year, according to a letter circulated to its employees, who will continue to …

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UCC finds poor signal responsible for most network failures

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Communications Commission has found that poor signal quality was the biggest contributor to network failures among telecom companies in the country. The communications sector regulator carried out the quality of services survey between September 2019 and November 2019 and found that MTN …

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Airtel takes on rivals with 4G internet

New initiative expected to drive the company’s revenue growth Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Airtel Uganda has unveiled a fourth generation (4G) internet services, stepping up the battle for customers in country’s telecommunication market. MTN Uganda and Africell unveiled their 4G services in 2015 and 2016 respectively, with the …

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Battle for Uganda’s telecom market

Bigger firms choke smaller and new telcos Kampala, Uganda |  JULIUS BUSINGE | A few days to implementation of the social media tax, commonly referred to as Over the Top (OTT) on July 1, 2018, three largest telecom firms – MTN, Airtel and Africell issued a joint statement to guide its …

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Africell, Uber signs new partnership deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Telecom firm, Africell Uganda and Uber have signed the ‘Uber With Africell’ partnership campaign agreement designed to enhance convenience with free rides for first time users. The campaign, which started on Nov. 02 will see new users get free first time rides up to Shs …

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