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Another licensing row has broken out in Uganda, this time centred on number two cellco Airtel. Following a long-running series of negotiations concerning market leader MTN Uganda, which was settled in March this year when MTN agreed to pay USD100 million for a twelve-year licence extension, a similar situation has now developed at Airtel, Eagle Online reports. Airtel is...

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MTN Uganda has been given two years to list 20% of its shares on the local stock exchange in order to meet the terms of its newly renewed operating licence. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is also requiring the firm to expand its network coverage to at least 90% of the country within five years. MTN had been...

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According to a statement issued by UCC, the MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhellpute pledged “to deliver a new digital life to everyone, everywhere.” (Left-Right) Enid Edroma, MTN General Manager Corporate Affairs; MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte; UCC ED Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo and the UCC Director of Legal Affairs, Susan M. Atengo Wegoye, display the signed MTN...

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The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has suspended the sale- and registration of SIM cards to corporate and government institutions following allegations of fraud. The regulator said it has launched an investigation into the allegations and that no SIM card will be issued to any institution until the investigations have concluded. UCC acting director general Irene...

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Speaking of his tenure, the outgoing ED, James Saaka, expressed his pleasure for having served Uganda for the last 10 years and driving the Digital revolution. The Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) & National Guidance, Hon. Judith Nabakooba, has appointed a new Executive Director (ED) for the National Information Technology Authority Uganda, (NITA)....