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MTN Uganda said it will appeal a decision by the country’s High Court ordering the company to pay US$14.1-million for a transitional licence. The operator had petitioned the court challenging the legality of an assessment by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for a transitional licence between 2018 and June 2020. During this period MTN was...

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The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) could be merged into the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) under plans to streamline government agencies and authorities. A report from Techjaja says an independent review team has proposed that NITA-U be abolished and its operations taken over by the UCC. This would give the UCC responsibility for major projects such as the...

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies Uganda, part of the Liquid Intelligent Technologies group has unveiled its new brand identity in Uganda. In March this year, Liquid announced its rebranding strategy to provide a new layer of cyber security, cloud, compute and other managed services to clients. Ahmad Mokhles, Group Chief Operations Officer, said that the COVID-19 pandemic...

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In 2020, nearly 1,000 ICT project leaders requested financial support from the government. 60 of them were enough to exhaust the available budget. As digital transformation becomes a priority again, Uganda wants to invest more in its tech community. Ugandan Minister of Information and Communication Technologies, Judith Nabakooba, wants a financial strengthening of the innovation fund with...

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Mobile subscription in Uganda has dropped by 11%, while internet subscriptions registered subdued growth, leaving only mobile money as an outstanding performer. This is according to a report from the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) which showed the mobile subscriptions decreased from 28.4 million at the end of March 2020 to 25.5 million at the end...

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South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and Saudi investors are in talks to avoid a potential liquidation of pan-African operator Smile Telecoms Holdings, reports Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. If PIC, which owns a minority stake and is a creditor to Smile, fails to reach an agreement over an outstanding put option with the...