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What does separation of mobile money from telecoms mean?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Starting June 1st, Ugandans will have mobile money transactions run by companies separate from the traditional telecoms that have been operating the business. This follows the licensing of three companies to operate mobile money services in Uganda including MTN Mobile Money Uganda Ltd and Airtel Mobile …

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MTN appoints new CEO

  Johannesburg | THE INDEPENDENT | Chief Financial Officer of MTN Group Ralph Mupita will on September 1 take over from Rob Shuter as president and CEO. “After a rigorous and extensive search process, we are pleased to have appointed someone of Ralph’s calibre, experience and ability to fill the group president …

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MP’s ask NIRA to charge for data telecoms require

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) to start charging for sharing citizen’s data with private companies and government agencies. The demand was made by members of the Defense and Internal Affairs committee of parliament saying that for NIRA to …

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Telecoms take the heat to traditional Pay-TV firms

Television still dominates the content space Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Telecom firms are slowly taking the battle for consumers to traditional Pay TV’s door step with the matching of the rival’s content either through partnerships or own content plays. MTN Uganda unveiled the YOTV in partnership with Al …

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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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