Twenty-three years ago, when former South African President Nelson Mandela spoke in Geneva at the International Telecommunication Union’s World TELECOM 1995
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Huawei moves to Connect the Unconnected with Innovations towards Inclusive Growth

Twenty-three years ago, when former South African President Nelson Mandela spoke in Geneva at the International Telecommunication Union’s World TELECOM 1995, he underlined the importance of universal access to communication and information. Mandela stressed the need to eliminate the divide between what he called the information-rich and the information-poor. His words were echoed by President […]

UBA Uganda staff show the accolade they won for LEO Chat banking
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UBA Wins Best Social Banking Award for Leo – Chat Banking

UBA Uganda has been crowned the winner of the Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) Social Banking award for its ground-breaking Innovation -LEO Chat banking, at an event held at Kampala Serena Hotel. The 2018 Digital Impact Awards themed Include Everyone recognized and rewarded individuals and organizations that continue to spearhead the use of digital tools to enhance financial and […]

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance, Vincent Bagire
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Cost Of Internet To Reduce As Government Implements New National Broadband Policy

The cost of Internet will go down following the adaptation of the new National Broadband Policy, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance, Vincent Bagire has said. Bagire, who was speaking during the taxpayer appreciation week dialogue at the Kololo Independence Grounds, said the new policy will force telecommunication companies to […]

The Internet Society, an organization dedicated to open development, evolution and use of the Internet, has announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa.
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Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Connectivity in Africa

The Internet Society, an organization dedicated to open development, evolution and use of the Internet, has announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa. An Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and international networks, ISPs and content providers interconnect their networks together to efficiently exchange Internet traffic through an arrangement commonly […]

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MTN, Mastercard diversify Mobile Money services in Uganda

MTN Uganda (www.MTN.co.ug), in partnership with Mastercard (www.Mastercard.com) and United Bank for Africa (UBA) (www.UBAGroup.com), have announced a new service that will enable quicker, safer and more convenient online payments globally. Through this partnership, MTN MoMo customers will use a virtual card to shop or make payments at the vast network of global outlets accepting Mastercard payments. […]

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Ugandan scientists directed on research priorities

Ugandan Scientists have been asked to engage more in research and development that supports the social and economic transformation of the local communities across the country. The call was made by Science Technology and Innovation Minister Dr Elioda Tumwesigye while presiding over the Annual Biotechnology Science Awards at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The minister observed […]

Communications Authority of Kenya has directed Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to switch off all unregistered SIM cards on their networks with immediate effect.
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Kenya’s Communications Agency directs telecoms to switch off unregistered SIM cards

Communications Authority of Kenya has directed Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to switch off all unregistered SIM cards on their networks with immediate effect. The move follows a forensic audit by the Authority that unearthed loopholes in adherence to SIM card registration laws by mobile network operators. The SIM cards to be affected are those that […]