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UCC speaks out on data expiry

The recent announcement by Kenya’s leading telecom firm, Safaricom, to introduce ‘no expiry data’ tariff plans contrary to the global practice in the provision of mobile data services has given Uganda Communication Commission a new task. Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | This task is about determining whether or not …

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Solving UTL puzzle

  Experts say Bemanya should stay but government should focus on recapitalising the telecom firm Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Debts, poor corporate governance, fights, politics and ageing infrastructure have taken centre stage in debates surrounding Uganda Telecom Limited. Bemanya Twebaze, a Ugandan lawyer and corporate executive, who has …

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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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Ministry of education top official tips parents, PLE stars

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commissioner in charge of Primary Education at the Ministry of Education and Sports Dr. Tony Mukasa – Lusambu has urged parents to give financial and related support to their school going children so they are able to score highly in examinations. He was speaking …

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THIS WEEK: Airtel connects Palabek refugee settlement

THIS WEEK: Airtel connects Palabek refugee settlement Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda launched a network site to enable telecommunication services at Palabek Refugee Settlement in Lamwo District, northern Uganda.  Airtel also held a two-day health camp in Palabek. The two events were aimed at promoting connectivity and improving …

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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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