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KADAGA: Parliament’s hands tied on UTL

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Both parliament and the executive can’t take any unilateral decision on the administration of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL), Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has ruled. She made the ruling during plenary on Tuesday in response to last week’s request by Aringa South MP, …

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US, China leading race for 5G wireless: survey

Washington, United States | AFP |  The United States and China are in a virtual deadlock in the race for 5G, or fifth-generation wireless networks expected to unlock new services, an industry survey showed Tuesday. The report shows the United States has closed the gap with China in “readiness” for …

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Huawei exec faces US fraud charges linked to Iran

Vancouver, Canada | AFP | Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s chief financial officer faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran, a Canadian court heard Friday, a week after she was detained on an American extradition request. Meng Wanzhou, 46, was arrested in Canada’s Pacific coast city of …

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Canada defends Huawei arrest after markets wobble

Montreal, Canada | AFP | Canada on Thursday defended its arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei on a US extradition request after markets wobbled on fears of fresh friction between Washington and Beijing. With China demanding the release of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, Canadian Prime …

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Google extends telecom service Fi to iPhones

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Google said Wednesday it was expanding its “virtual” telecommunication service that was limited to select Android-powered smartphones to a wider range of devices, including iPhones. Freshly renamed “Google Fi” service aims to take on traditional carriers by letting people pay based on how …

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Telecom listing

Good idea but needs to be cautiously handled Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s plan to have telecom companies list on the stock market is a goodstep towards inclusive growth but should be handled cautiously to avoid discouraging investments. Financial and economic experts who spoke to The Independent said …

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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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Liquid telecom to support start-ups

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Internet service provider, Liquid telecom, has promised to support business start-ups with reliable and efficient data solutions to enable them do research and grow. Barbra Nannono, the company’s Sales and Marketing Manager, who spoke during the DataHack4FI season 2 grand finale event held at …

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New ICT policy targets telecom companies

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The cost of internet and related services could soon drop further if the proposed sector broadband policy is implemented, according to the Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Frank Tumwebaze. Tumwebaze, who spoke on the sidelines of the 19th ordinary session of the African Telecommunication …

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