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MTN announces $1.6bn Nigeria investment

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  South African mobile giant MTN has said it will make investments worth $1.6 billion (1.45 billion euros) in Nigeria as it seeks to put a series of legal wrangles to bed. The telecommunications firm said late Wednesday that its top executives made the announcement during …

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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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MTN exits tower business in Uganda, Ghana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s largest telecom firm, MTN, has agreed to sell its towers businesses in Uganda and Ghana as Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator refocuses on high-growth markets on the continent and in the Middle East. Clashes with regulators in Nigeria, Uganda and elsewhere have crimped …

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MTN says Nigeria has withdrawn $2bn tax demand

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  Mobile giant MTN has said that Nigeria’s attorney general had withdrawn a demand for around $2 billion in back taxes in the latest step towards resolving its legal woes with the authorities. The South African telecommunications firm has already battled back a string of financial …

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South African regulator orders data costs be reduced

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s competition regulatory authority on Monday revealed that mobile operators have been overcharging for internet connectivity, ordering top operators to drop prices within two months or face prosecution. The high cost of data has in the past stirred public outrage prompting protests under …

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Part of MTN marathon money to refurbish Kawempe neonatal unit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Although MTN Uganda has not yet announced proceeds from the MTN Kampala marathon, Ministry of Health says they received prior commitment from the company that part of the money would go into renovating the Neonatal Unit at Kawempe National Referral hospital. The neonatal unit admits …

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Full results from MTN Uganda marathon 2019

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan runners won the 42kms, 21kms and 10kms races as hundreds of runners turned up Sunday morning to participate in the MTN Kampala marathon focused on fundraising to improve maternal health in the country. This is a wrap up of the marathons that the …

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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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MTN’s licence fees could go up

Airtel, Africell likely to face similar fate as government seek more revenue Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | MTN Uganda might pay higher licence fees than had earlier anticipated following the regulator’s decision to introduce a new licensing regime. The Uganda Communication Commission, in its latest licensing framework, states that …

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Sh300 million MTN generator rots away at Kamukira Health Centre IV

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A generator worth 300 million shillings is wasting away at Kamukira Health Centre IV in Kabale Municipality because of lack of funds to install it. The generator was purchased for the facility in February by Mobile Telecommunication Network-MTN. However, since then, the generator has …

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