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COMMENT: Satellite broadband power

Unlocking economic growth by breaking through both cost and planning barriers of physical infrastructure COMMENT | FARHAD KHAN | The African Development Bank projects that Uganda’s GDP will grow from 5.1% in 2017 to 5.8% in 2018. Among other factors, the government has highlighted the role of information communications technology (ICT) as …

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THIS WEEK: Uganda improves in ICT ranking

THIS WEEK: Uganda improves in ICT ranking Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has moved up five places in the Information and Communication Technology Development Index (IDI) to 152 this year, signalling steady success of the multifaceted approach being undertaken by the government and the private sector in driving …

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MTN rewards 9 innovations with $27,000

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda on Nov. 08 announced winners of the MTN Innovation Awards 2017 at a gala dinner hosted at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Nine innovations were recognized, each walking away with US$3,000 and a plaque. The winners were selected by a panel of judges from …

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VIDEO: Gov’t to start an ICT Innovation hub in Nakawa

VIDEO: Gov’t to start an ICT Innovation hub in Nakawa Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Within the next six month government will have completed an ICT innovation park in Nakawa. Mirroring a silicon valley of sorts, the facility will enable especially young innovators to work on, create and test their …

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Airtel Uganda launches fastest 4G internet

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Airtel Uganda, Uganda’s second largest telecom firm has today launched its 4GLTE mobile telecommunications technology in the presence of Information and Communications Minister, Frank Tumwebaze and Uganda Communication Commission Director for Corporate Affairs, Fred Otunnu. Speaking at the launch in Kampala, the company’s Managing Director, …

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TUMWEBAZE: Government to hold monthly open days

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Government is set to hold monthly open events in which its agencies and departments will explain to the public matters service delivery, according to the Minister of Information Technology and Communications Frank Tumwebaze. Tumwebaze was speaking Thursday Sept. 21 at the ICT Ministry headquarters in …

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TUMWEBAZE: Uganda must be ICT compliant  

By Julius Businge Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  Information and Communication Minister Frank Tumwebaze has said that government is committed to harnessing the opportunities of digital technology in offering service delivery to the people. He made the remarks at Sheraton Hotel on July 20 during the ICT stakeholders’ consultative …

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LIVE: Uganda defines Digital Vision at ICT Workshop

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  ICT practicioners and stakeholders in the private and public sector in Uganda are meeting to help set digital milestones for the country at a consultative meeting at Sheraton Hotel on Thursday. The workshop is organised by the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, in …

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ICT Minister Tumwebaze outlines Uganda’s plans for outer space

Kampala, Uganda| The INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of ICT and National Guidance is developing a digital vision for the country as an overall ICT policy framework that will set digital milestones for each sector of government. ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze told Parliament on Tuesday that country aspirations on satellite development and …

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Rwanda startups pitch for capital

  African startups can now score capital commitments real time―so long as they convince a venture capitalist to give it to them in front of a live audience. Rwanda |Jake Bright| That’s the format for Face The Gorillas, a Rwandan IT pitch series that runs several times a year on …

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