Telecoms news from Uganda
MTN's Ugandan subsidiary had considered making a bid for Warid Telecom's local network, before Bharti Airtel snapped up the company last week. ...more.
MTN Uganda has launched its LTE Network, with service will initially available in greater Kampala, with other towns to follow in the very near future. ...more.
India's Bharti Airtel has announced a deal that will see its Ugandan subsidiary merging with the local Warid Telecom mobile network. ...more.
China's ZTE is reported to be suing Uganda Telecom for US$6.74 million in unpaid invoices covering contracts dating back over the past five years. ...more.
Uganda's telecoms regulator has again extended the deadline for SIM cards to be registered by their users or face having them cut-off. ...more.
Uganda's telecoms regulator is still unable to say how many SIM cards remain unregistered as a cut-off deadline approaches. ...more.
Uganda's telecoms regulator has called in the mobile networks to discuss the impending deadline to cut off unregistered SIM cards. ...more.
Uganda's telecoms regulator has said that it wont extend the deadline for prepay subscribers to register their SIM card ownership details with the mobile networks. ...more.
MTN Uganda has announced plans to deploy a LTE network during the coming months, which will make it the first to offer this technology in East Africa. ...more.
Uganda Telecom is being sued by China's Huawei for US$13 million in unpaid invoices, according to local media reports. ...more.
East Africa based Smile Telecom Holdings has signed a contract with Alcatel-Lucent to expand its LTE networks in Tanzania, and Uganda. The network operates in the 800Mhz frequency band. ...more.
MTN Uganda has upgraded its network to support mobile data download speeds of up to 21.6Mbps. The HSPA+ service is available from 320 base stations. ...more.
African tower management company, Eaton Towers says that it has raised US$60 million in debt financing from Standard Bank Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to expand its tower operations across Uganda. ...more.
Mobile phone vendors may cut the cost of handsets sold in Uganda in the run up to a ban on the use of counterfeit phones to make calls. ...more.
The Uganda Communication Commission has confirmed that it will order the country's mobile networks to start blocking counterfeit mobile phones from the 30th November. ...more.
MTN Uganda has been reportedly defrauded out of a vast sum of money, with losses claimed to be in the region of US$3.8 billion in undelivered mobile network equipment. ...more.
A Ugandan politician is suing MTN after it used recordings of his speeches as ringtones, and sold them to customers. ...more.
The widespread affordability of cell phones in developing countries, like Uganda, has led to experiments with voice and text message-driven health campaigns. Now mobile phone technology has become an important tool for groups looking to reach even the most rural communities. ...more.
MTN's Ugandan subsidiary has confirmed that staff had conspired to exploit a loophole in its mobile banking service and stole USh9 billion (US$3.5 million) from the company. ...more.
MTN Uganda has given the incumbent landline operator, Uganda Telecom 21 days to settle an outstanding invoice for Shs22 billion (US$8.8 million) otherwise it will seek to have the company declared bankrupt. ...more.