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CONFIRMED: SIM-card registration deadline stays

The deadline of May 19 set by government for all unregistered SIM-cards to be switched off (voice communication only for a start) will stand, Frank Tumwebaze,  Minister of ICT and National Guidance has confirmed. “The deadline of 19th May set by government will be enforced at Midnight,” Tumwebaze told the press on …

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Parliament resolves to extend SIM-card deadline to next year

Uganda’s Parliament has Thursday passed a motion extending the registration of SIM-cards deadline by not more than one year. Government responded soon after. Frank Tumwebaze, Spokesperson Government of Uganda said on twitter that “Government notes and will address issues of Parliament in regard to the SIM-card verification period, the deadline stands.” …

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MTN prepares for SIM-Card deadline with ‘soft suspension’

Uganda’s leading telecom company MTN prepared Thursday morning for Friday’s deadline of SIM-Card registration, by deactivating numbers that have not yet been verified. MTN called it a “soft deactivation”, that was lifted at midday. “This is a soft suspension, dial *197*3#ok to submit your NIN, however,your SIM will be activated at …

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Uganda Telecom top managers fired

Top management at Uganda’s oldest telecom company UTL has been sacked to pave way for investigations into the company operations. In an interview with The Independent, Evelyn Anite, the state minister of finance for investment and privatization confirmed Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL) has been put under provisional administration for one month (from …

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Next big thing at MTN

Company plans to widen data usage, lower tariffs MTN Uganda’s Chief Executive Officer, Wim Vanhelleputte who has spent eight months in office describes himself as a forward looking manager wanting his leadership to grow company profitability while meeting customer demands. He says the most critical thing he is currently preoccupying …

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Libyans pull out of UTL, Uganda Govt takes over

Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) that has been limping for years, will be rescued by government. Government will take over UTL’s full management immediately. Minister for Finance Matia Kasaija confirmed Wednesday that Libyan company UCOM, a subsidiary of majority shareholders Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Holding Company (LPTIC), would no …

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In South Korea, the race is on for Olympics 5G next year

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Tech-savvy sports enthusiasts will get their money’s worth at next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where South Korea’s KT mobile operator wants to give spectators what it hopes will be their first 5G experience. Telecom firms have long been racing to develop this new, fifth generation …

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