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Nokia relaunches iconic 3310 mobile model

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  Finnish brand Nokia, a former mobile star, on Sunday launched three new Android smartphones and unveiled a revamped version of its iconic 3310 model more than a decade after it was phased out. Unlike the original, which was known for its sturdiness, the new Nokia …

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MPs Select Committee meets UTL board in Dubai

UTL still has potential to thrive again – Dr. Faisel Gergab The Chairman of Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Holding Company (LPTIC) Dr. Faisel Gergab has reassured parliament that Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) still has a future. He promised that the company will come up with a transformation plan to …

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Mission accomplished?

Brian Gouldie, the outgoing MTN Uganda CEO, says he is not being replaced in Uganda because of non-performance. Reacting to The Independent’s lead story titled, ‘Why MTN boss is leaving’ (June 03-09), Gouldie defended his two-year tenure saying the company’s objectives of bringing him to Uganda have been achieved. Without …

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MTN’s Shs 380 bn investments

Telecom giant to roll out optic cable countrywide, to build state-of-the-art headquarters in Kampala On March 04, MTN CEO Brian Gouldie told journalists at a press briefing that the company was going to invest Shs 238 billion in its network in Uganda in 2016. On May 26 – exactly three …

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MTN to pay $1.7 bn Nigeria telecoms fine

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African telecoms giant MTN said Friday it would pay a $1.7 billion fine to the Nigerian government in a “full and final settlement” over its failure to disconnect unregistered mobile phone users. The Johannesburg-based company said in a statement that “MTN Nigeria has …

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