UCC Public Notice On Africell’s Cessation Of Operation in Uganda

The Uganda Communication Commission wishes to confirm that Africell Uganda Limited (Africell) decided to stop providing telecommunication services in Uganda. Africell entered the Ugandan telecom market in 2014 after she acquired majority shares in Orange Uganda Limited. Africell’s shareholders have, however, decided to reconsolidate their investments in Africa and have accordingly decided that they do not wish to have Uganda as part of Africell’s portfolio anymore and instead focus on other parts of the world where they have a competitive advantage. In accordance with its mandate under the Act and…

Mastercard, MTN Group Partner To Enable Consumers Shop And Pay Online

Mastercard and MTN has announced a strategic partnership to enable millions of MTN MoMo customers in 16 African countries to shop and pay online with global merchants.   Through a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to MTN MoMo (Mobile Money) wallets, consumers can now unlock a host of opportunities and shop from their favorite international brands online while in their home countries or travelling abroad.   The announcement comes at a time when e-commerce and online shopping are reaching record levels across Africa. According to the Economy 2021 outlook conducted…

Airtel Uganda unveils smartphone credit scheme dubbed Kwata Essimu

Shortly after MTN Uganda recently launched an easy payment plan that allows customers to get smartphones and pay on easy installments over a specified period dubbed ‘Pay mpola mpola’, Airtel Uganda has a similar product offering of its own called Kwata Essimu. The journey to having all Ugandans digitalized is having a slow pace compared to other East African member states, which has been attributed to both internet and the smartphones. Information from the ICT ministry shows that Uganda’s communication sector has had an increase in active subscribers from 26.7 million…

MTN Uganda launches Smartphones To Be Paid On Instalment

MTN Uganda has launched an easy payment plan that allows customers to get smartphones and pay in easy instalments over a specified period. Named ‘Pay mpola mpola’, the scheme is another first by a telecom company in Uganda. Speaking during the unveiling of the Scheme, MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer Sen Somdev said the idea behind this scheme is to give many Ugandans access to the internet through easing affordability of smartphones; at payment terms which are manageable. “MTN believes that everyone deserves the benefit of a modern connected life…

MTN Uganda acquires 10-year naming rights for KCCA FC stadium

This article is originally posted on ceo.co.ug MTN Uganda and KCCA Football Club (KCCA FC) have sealed a 10-year partnership that will give MTN naming rights to the club’s home ground facility located at Lugogo, in Kampala. As a result of the partnership, the stadium will now and for the next 10 years be called the MTN Omondi Stadium, in a move which MTN and KCCA FC honour the legacy of Phillip Omondi, the late football player who dedicated his life to football in Uganda as a player and coach. “MTN…

Mr. Manoj Murali is the New appointed Managing Director of Airtel Uganda

Airtel Uganda has today announced the appointment of Manoj Murali as its new Managing Director. Manoj takes up the mantle from V.G Somasekhar who is moving to India, where he will continue to be associated with the Bharti Airtel Group. While announcing the appointment, Raghunath Mandava the CEO Airtel Africa detailed Manoj’s wealth of experience in the sector. “Manoj has handled different roles and worked across geographies in India, the Corporate Office and the International operations of Sri Lanka, Seychelles and Channel Islands. His most recent assignment was as the…

Uganda’s Health Minister, Dr. Ruth Aceng honoured with an award by Airtel Uganda

Uganda’s Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero was on Thursday, 8th October, 2020 honored with an award from Airtel Uganda. The award which was given a day before Uganda celebrates her 58th Independence Day was given in recognition of Aceng’s contribution to the fight against Covid-19 in Uganda. According to Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, this awards, more-so, a day before Independence Day has re-energized her to do more. Airtel also presented to her an award for Uganda’s frontline medical workers recognizing them for their insurmountable contribution in the fight…

MTN, Airtel & Stanbic Bank lose Billions in Uganda’s Mobile Money Hack

This article is originally posted on ceo.co.ug Unidentified hackers broke into the systems of Pegasus Technologies, a company that integrates mobile money transactions between telcos, banks, and other local, regional, and international money transfer services, making off with a yet to be known sum, but said to be in billions of Shillings. The most affected firms are the leading telcos, Airtel and MTN Uganda, as well as Stanbic Bank, Uganda’s largest bank that also backs up most of the mobile money transactions. In a joint statement released today, 5th October 2020, Anne…

MTN Uganda rewards Joshua Cheptegei for his recent exploits at the Monaco Diamond League.

MTN Uganda has rewarded athlete Joshua Cheptegei for his recent exploits at the Monaco Diamond League meet, where he set a new 5000 metres world record of 12:35.36, breaking Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year old world record of 12:37.35. In recognition of this milestone, MTN Uganda has offered a cash prize of UGX 123, 536,000 and a telecommunication package of 12GB of data, 35 voice minutes and 36 SMS per month for twelve months. Both prizes symbolize the new 12.35.36 world record time. Speaking at the handover ceremony at Mbale Resort Hotel,…

RAXIO DATA CENTRE INTRODUCES RESELLER PARTNERS TO BOOST ENGAGEMENT DRIVE AHEAD OF OPERATIONAL LAUNCH

This article is originally posted on raxio.co.ug Raxio Data Centre has today formally introduced four new reseller partners who will be part of the arsenal that will engage customers with bundled enterprise packages customized for the local market. The General Manager of Raxio Data Centre, Mr. James Byaruhanga, is optimistic that this strategic partnership will deliver more to a key segment of the market that have increasingly expressed their interest in the services that Raxio Data Centre offers. “With the continuous evolution in the Telecom business environment, the focus on service…