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MTN pays $53 million penalty, resolves $8 bln Nigeria row

Nigeria resolves $8 bln row with MTN Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria said it has resolved a dispute with Africa’s largest mobile operator over $8.13 billion (6.96 billion euros) which it accused MTN of illegally repatriating to South Africa. Africa’s biggest telecoms market Nigeria shocked MTN and foreign investors …

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NIRA, telecoms now able to verify customer information

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification and Registration Authority- NIRA and telecom companies are now able to match and verify customer’s information against the national identification database. This follows the provision of connectivity to the Application Programming Interface (API) at NIRA, according to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). …

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Govt supports Muhakanizi proposals on UTL revamp

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has stepped up the search for an investor to revamp Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL), with Cabinet approving a proposal by the Ministry of Finance to provide a range of incentives to attract competent bids. “Cabinet agreed to and approved the proposal by the Ministry …

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UCC clarifies on Sim-Card replacements

UCC clarifies on Sim-Card replacements Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has set out tough new procedures for SIM-card swaps or replacements, that will include re-registering at the telecoms and confirming the device one is using is an approved type. Ugandan telecommunications companies were early …

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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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Top gadgets at Mobile World Congress

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | From headsets that help you lose weight without dieting to a smart meat thermometer, here are five eye-catching devices on display at the Mobile World Congress, wireless industry’s biggest conference which got underway Monday in Barcelona: Smart bike lock Tired of bending down to lock …

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Angola opens market to fourth mobile provider

Luanda, Angola | AFP | Angola is to allow a fourth mobile operator to enter its profitable telecommunications sector in a move which could impact business interests linked to former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos. “The government is to issue a tender for a fourth telecoms operator which will include land …

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