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Airtel Uganda has been given permission to delay its listing on the local stock market for twelve months. Under the terms of its licence, Airtel was required to go public by 15 December 2022 and offer 20% of its capital to Ugandan investors. In May this year, however, the firm asked the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)...

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As digital transformation accelerates, African countries are struggling to keep up. Uganda’s telecommunications regulator has identified the high cost of mobile phones and internet as the main obstacles to the adoption of digital services in the country. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is currently negotiating with the Ugandan government to exempt the devices from certain taxes...

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The Management of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) officially handed over the administration to the Uganda Telecommunications Corporation Limited (UTCL) after fulfilment of the terms agreed upon in the Asset Sale and Procurement Agreement (APA).  The new management is liable for all UTL’s earlier liabilities totalling Shs165 Billion. According to the Minister of State for Investment...

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Uganda’s telecom companies have invested heavily in infrastructure services to boost internet access but the low number of users have limited their ability to lower internet costs for their customers including the Small and Medium Enterprises. This was revealed by Enid Edroma, the general manager, Corporate Affairs at MTN Uganda who said only about 35%...

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Uganda’s government has confirmed the installation 600 Wi-Fi hotspots nationally as part of the US$75-million World Bank-funded Regional Communications Infrastructure Programme (RCIP). The free internet is available to government officials during business hours in the week, and to the public after business hours and the weekend. Officials have confirmed the Wi-Fi will be rolled out...

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Uganda’s government has confirmed the installation 600 Wi-Fi hotspots nationally as part of the US$75-million World Bank-funded Regional Communications Infrastructure Programme (RCIP). The free internet is available to government officials during business hours in the week, and to the public after business hours and the weekend. Officials have confirmed the Wi-Fi will be rolled out...

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The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has opened a public consultation on the framework for monitoring coverage obligations of the country’s mobile network operators (MNOs). The consultation has called for comments on aspects such as data collection, reporting and verification. Each cellco is required to submit an annual coverage implementation plan and regular progress reports. TeleGeography’s...