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MTN unveils Shs1bn fund for innovators

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Wim Vanhelleputte, the MTN Uganda CEO says that they have committed Shs1billion commitment towards the MTN Startup Fund which forms part of their ambition to continue supporting local innovators. In a press release, Vanhelleputte encourages as many startups as possible to participate in the several …

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MTN Uganda starts 20th anniversary celebrations with Expo

Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | MTN Uganda has started its six month long campaign to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an Expo that thrilled revellers with artiste performances, a circus, robotics, fireworks display and a special production from renowned Uganda playwright Alex Mukulu. Lillian Mbabazi, Jose Chameleone, comedian Salvador Idringi …

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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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MTN Uganda Subscribers grow 3% in Q1 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda recorded a 3.1% rise in subscribers to 10.8million in the first quarter ending March 2018. The increment in subscribers for the first three months ends two consecutive quarters of falling customer numbers. The improved subscriber figures also contributed to an increase in …

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MTN Uganda revamps Kabarole Hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On April 20, MTN Uganda Foundation handed over the revamped out-patient department (OPD) block of Kabarole Hospital Church of Uganda and donated hospital equipment to benefit hundreds of patients who frequent one of Western Uganda’s busiest public hospitals. Ten hospital beds, 10 mattresses, 10 blankets and …

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MTN to focus on data and Mobile Money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda plans to use the next 10 years to focus on expanding its data network and mobile money services, according to its CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte. Vanhelleputte, who spoke shortly after a public hearing on renewal of its operating license at the Uganda Communications Commission …

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UCC’s evaluation report on MTN Uganda Ltd 1998-2018

Kampala, Uganda | Ahead of a public hearing Monday of MTN Uganda Ltd’s request to renew its license, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has released an evaluation report of the telecom complany for the period 1998-2018. In the report, regulators UCC has conducted an assessment of the extent to which MTN …

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