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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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Airtel’s Tigo Rwanda take-over

The merger will boost the telecom’s customer base to 5.9 million Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | India’s telecom firm, Bharti Airtel, has received regulatory approval to acquire Millicom International Cellular’s Rwanda unit, Tigo Rwanda. The Sunil Mittal-led mobile carrier said on Jan 23 that it had received approval from the Rwanda …

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Safaricom unveils new TV decoders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s telecom firm, Safaricom, has relaunched its Internet-enabled digital TV decoders in the market a year after it suspended sales to address technical malfunctions, according to Business Daily. The telco started selling the Safaricom Digital TV and Internet Box for Kshs 9,999 (Shs350, 000) at …

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Liquid Telecom now targets start-ups for growth

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Liquid Telecom Uganda, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has partnered with The Innovation Village, a hub and co-working space in Kampala, to support Ugandan start-ups with high-speed internet and cloud-based services. Liquid Telecom Uganda, formerly known as Infocom, will work alongside The …

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Liquid telecom, FSDU to support data market start-ups

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Liquid Telecom in partnership with Financial Sector Deepening Uganda will Thursday Nov.30 launch Data Hack4FI competition at an innovations hub – Innovation Village. Liquid telecom will showcase its products to the public at the hub located in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb. Officials from the two …

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UTL on route to recovery

UTL: Managers say revenue is up 7% monthly Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | It has been turbulent times for the Uganda Telecom Ltd in the past few years but there are signs that it is finally turning things around since government placed it under provisional administration six months ago. Once …

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