Uganda

UCC hails 98% success rate for SIM registration scheme
Uganda’s UTL must pay UGX6bn to MTN
Ghost in the machine: Uganda’s 4.2 million mystery SIM cards
Signs of recovery at UTL, government says
Ugandan MPs blame LAP GreenN for UTL troubles
Uganda government backs extension of registration deadline
Google brings new investors on board at CSquared
Millions of Ugandans still to re-register mobile accounts
Ugandan government reassures UTL customers
Ugandan government extends SIM registration deadline until 19 May
Uganda’s SIM card re-registration plan faces criticism
Smile plans USD46m investment in Uganda
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Cellcos call for ID database access
Airtel plans new fibre ring in Uganda
Libya blames Ugandan government for UTL problems
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
LAP dance over; Ugandan govt ejects cash-strapped Libyans from UTL
UTL losing up to UGX500m a month
Airtel and UTL resolve dispute
Airtel Uganda to halt UTL interconnection
Ugandan MP pushes for investigation into ‘sinking’ UTL
US firm eyes Uganda investment
Ugandan utility firm upgrades fibre backbone
Gilat Satcom launches Ugandan operation
MTN Uganda expects consolidation, ramps up 4G rollout
Smart Telecom launches Uganda’s fifth mobile money service
Airtel Uganda chasing UTL interconnect fees
USD114m loan for MTN Uganda
Airtel Uganda to expand 4G beyond urban areas
MTN Group sees 1.4% quarterly drop in subscribers on falls in Nigeria, South Africa
Uganda to scrap international call tax
Uganda’s Foris Telecom to close?
MTN Uganda plans mobile data push
MTN Uganda outlines 2016 investment plans
Smile Uganda launches new unlimited LTE data plan
Airtel completes network upgrade in Uganda
MTN Group net income slumps 37% in 2015
Africell implements four-country solution from Alepo for ‘all-in-one data monetisation’
Almost 20 million mobile money users in Uganda
Google’s Project Link launches Ugandan Wi-Fi network
Smile debuts VoLTE services in Uganda
MTN Uganda fined in mobile money dispute
Ugandan cellcos told to complete SIM registration
Vodafone Uganda hits 100k customer milestone
Airtel, Liquid Telecom sign pan-African partnership agreement
Afrimax Group secures USD120m of growth funding
Smile closes USD365m financing to accelerate 4G expansion in Africa
End of the line for LAP Green? LPTIC consolidates sub-Saharan assets
VoLTE raises a Smile
MTN Uganda announces ‘nationwide’ 4G
Bharti Airtel earns USD1.3bn from African tower sales; more transactions pending
Libya investing USD56m in Uganda’s UTL
Smile selects Ericsson to manage 4G operations in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC
Ugandan judge declares mobile money services ‘illegal’
Vodafone, MTN interconnect mobile money services in East Africa
IFC approves USD39m Africell loan
Africell Group subscribers pass twelve million in 2014; two new markets sought by 2018
Uganda now has 18.5 million mobile money users
UCC threatens to ban social media
Vodafone Uganda launches voice, data services
MTN and Airtel confirm One Network Area compliance
Uganda implements One Network Area scheme
Happy talk: Smile Communications plans VoLTE this year
LAP GreenN reports across the board ‘improvement’ in Q3
Airtel Uganda: market too small for seven players
Ericsson supports mobile money services at MTN Uganda
Vodafone Group and Afrimax Group ink framework deal for Sub-Saharan Africa
Africell plans USD150m investment in Uganda
Liquid selects Alca-Lu to provide DWDM, GPON equipment for fibre expansion
Africell takes over at Orange Uganda
UTL must pay MTN to settle interconnect dispute
Smart Telecom Uganda launches in Mbale
Smart Telecom Company earmarks USD300m for East Africa expansion
Liquid Telecom plans Ugandan expansion
MTN Rwanda, Uganda to introduce cross-border mobile money service
Court blocks Orange ownership shift
UCC says telcos should prepare for new roaming scheme
MTN Uganda outlines 2015 investment plans
Uniform roaming fees in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda from 1 October
Airtel Uganda gets IFC backing for mobile money services
iWayAfrica unveils Kampala fibre service
Ugandan government faces challenge over ICT fund
Zoom Wireless launches Wi-Fi internet access in northern Uganda
Lintel CEO divulges future plans; hopes to add two new markets within next three years
Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan to adopt cross-border call rates from Jan-15
MTN Uganda sues logistics firm
AccessKenya to expand into Uganda and Rwanda
UTL sued by Airtel Uganda’s subsidiary Warid Telecom
Ugandan regulator and four cellcos face legal battle over network issues
MTN Uganda sees sales rising 10%-12% in 2014
Popularity of mobile money continues to grow in Uganda
Ugandan cellcos must suspend promotions while SMS loophole is closed
Orange to offload Ugandan unit to Africell
Ten million Orange Money customers in 13 countries
Airtel signs satellite pact with Thuraya
Smart decision? Seventh operator squeezes into Ugandan market
LAP GreenN to enter the fray for Orange
Consumer groups petition for compensation
MTN and Vodacom weigh-in for Orange takeover
Orange looking for new partner in Uganda
Orange looking for Uganda exit
UCC unable to keep tabs on SIM registration
MTN completed rollout programme for 2013
Reasons to be cheerful? Smile Communications tests VoLTE
Mystery telco set to launch in Uganda
Google’s Project Link launches fibre network in Kampala
MTN Group closed out third quarter with 203.8m subscribers
Bharti bolsters African links with Africa Connect network
Liquid Telecom inks partnership deal with TTCL
Court dismisses SIM deactivation case; MPs call for ministry to form UCC board
MTN reports 22% rise in first-half profit, beats market estimates
Orange launches Uganda’s third LTE network
UCC to deactivate unregistered SIMs at end-August
Bharti grants greater freedom to African chiefs
Uganda to impose mobile money and inbound international call taxes
Smile launches 800MHz LTE
UCC warns against delaying SIM disconnections
Ugandan cellcos call for extra time for SIM registration
UCC says 80% of SIMs registered
Warid takeover gets green light
MTN mulls Uganda acquisition
MTN activates Uganda’s first LTE network
MTN Group reports 195.4m subs at end-March
Bharti agrees Warid takeover
UTL in hot water with ZTE over unpaid fees
K2 inks interconnect deals
Go with the flow: Liquid improves, integrates KDN, InfoCom, Stream networks
MTN activates DC-HSPA+ upgrade
MTN tax evasion case dropped
Mobile money users overtake traditional bank accounts
Airtel to deploy Wi-Fi throughout Africa
Court dismisses last-minute challenge to SIM registration
UCC maintains SIM registration deadline
MTN to install additional fibre link
K2 claims 82,000 users in first month
UCC to hold talks on SIM registration
K2 claims 60,000 subscribers in first week
UCC will not extend registration deadline
MTN to roll out LTE
A seventh cellco, are you Sure?
‘Reckless’ MTN summons overturned
Alca-Lu to boost Bharti’s African networks
UTL hit by USD13m bill from Huawei
New bill will grant UCC power to fine QoS offenders
MTN files complaint over ‘reckless’ criminal summons
Bharti, Ericsson overhaul networks in 16 African countries
Smile Telecoms selects Alca-Lu to roll out 4G networks in Tanzania, Uganda and DRC
MTN upgrades network to meet rising demand
Eaton secures USD60m financing to develop Ugandan business and fund Ward deal
MTN accused of tax evasion by former employee, sacked over theft charges
Tanzania to build submarine cable link to Uganda
Confusion over fake phones hits phone dealers
UTL dismisses speculation over network fault
10m subscribers still to register
MTN boosts network to cope with climbing demand
MTN accuses local shipping company in USD3.8bn fraud case
New internet crime fighters a dead CERT
Airtel launches HSPA+ nationwide
UCC told to bring telcos to heel
MTN under fire over mobile money services
Cellcos call for tax-free handsets
UTL launches comeback
UCC lowers interconnection costs
LAP Green has UTL stake returned
Ugandan watchdog bares its teeth
Vodacom targets acquisitions in the USD100m range; Angola, Ethiopia, Uganda all pinpointed
Uganda acknowledges white elephant in the room
UTL will not shut down
MTN issues UTL ultimatum over unpaid UGX22 billion
Eaton snatches up Warid infrastructure
MTN hit by internal fraud
Orange Uganda inks leaseback deal with Eaton
MTN agrees to pay UGX19 billion tax bill
Uganda to return Libyan assets
UCC launches SIM registration scheme
East Africa loses broadband as four submarine cables are severed in quick succession
UCC to introduce new penalty schedule
Tax battle goes to arbiter
UCC to discuss network failings with telecom chiefs
SIM registration to begin on 1 March
UTL to receive cash injection to end debt woes
American Tower and MTN Group to form Ugandan tower joint venture
Licensing to be based on quality of service
Uganda’s cellcos fail to meet QoS requirements
Second stage of Uganda’s ‘white elephant’ backbone completed
UCC postpones MNP
UCC axes six telecoms licences
Airtel calls off UTL disconnection, increase tariffs
MTN takes steps to end Uganda’s ‘price war’
UTL financial troubles continue
Phoney fibres feared a ‘white elephant’
Chinese loan blocked amidst overpricing fears
UCC to choose network monitoring system
Orange Uganda launches HD calls
Uganda’s price war escalates
New entrant a Sure thing this year
Financial demands on UTL pile up
Huawei to upgrade Warid network
UCC backtracks on regulations
UCC directive restricts promotional tariffs
UTL dispute continues
UTL ordered to clear debts with MTN
Alvarion bags double WiMAX deal from Foris
Government assumes management of Libyan-controlled telco
MTN threatens UTL with disconnection
Uganda gets new mobile watchdog
MTN sues Uganda Telecom over UGS7.2 billion debt
Zain outsources Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda mobile network operations to NSN
Smile launches WiMAX network
LAP Green secures Chinese loan for African investments
Essar buys stakes in Warid Uganda and Congo
MTN Uganda raises USD100m loan for expansion
Orange Uganda selects Alca-Lu to build, operate and manage its mobile network
I-Tel plans USD150 million network expansion
UTL seals deal with SEACOM
SEACOM signs partnership deal with UTL, Rwandatel
Uganda clears South Sudan to use country’s dialling code
Essar seeking majority stake in Warid
KDN builds out SEACOM link
Pressure mounts on UTL to list shares
Google and Grameen launch mobile services for the poor
Essar bags wireless concession from UCC
UCC postpones number portability
Orange launches wireless network
UTL to partner Redknee to provide mobile money
Wireless subscribers top 8.2 million
MTN Uganda awards Motorola three-year deal to improve network performance
Warid launches Christmas promotion
Warid selects Aircom for network optimisation contract
Huawei to expand Uganda Telecom's NGN
Warid celebrates millionth customer
UCC studying use of GSM spectrum; MTN to end 08 with 3.5 million subs
Smile accepts Ugandan telecoms licence
Southern Sudan to stop using Uganda telephone code in October
Warid launches new music, gaming VAS
Telcos worried about spectrum allocation
Warid celebrates 750,000 customer addition
UCC warns HITS risks losing licence over failure to launch
Warid celebrates 500,000 customers
Uganda Telecom's network expansion almost complete
Warid caps call charges at two minutes
WOW! Warid on Wheels
Uganda Telecom to extend fibre network to Rwandan border
UTL extends 3G network
Altech buys into KDN
Vodacom to manage LAP Green's African investments?
Reliance acquires Anupam GlobalSoft
UCC gives green light to Celtel Uganda licence extension
Warid signs up 150,000 customers in first three days
Warid Telecom launches today
Celtel Uganda completes network upgrade and targets two million users
Reliance Communications wins telecom licence
HITS Telecom completes test call
UTL launches 3G network in time for Commonwealth Conference
Uganda Telecom prepares for IPO
Warid Telecom orders BroadSoft VoIP platform to offer IMS over WiMAX
Warid Telecom Uganda selects Motorola for WiMAX deployment
Warid makes test call
Huawei deploys advanced IMS for Warid
Alcatel-Lucent announces double deal
MTN Uganda selects Alvarion's WiMAX equipment
UTL landlines increase by 20%
MTN Uganda launches WiMAX service
Celtel extends One Network across Central Africa
Warid Telecom to cover 70% of country
Fourth wireless operator licensed
Uganda Telecom denies sale report
Libyan company buys 51% of Uganda Telecom
Telkom in talks to buy Uganda Telecom stake
New licensing regime commences
New mobile operator licensed
Uganda issues new telecom licence
Liberalisation takes effect
MTN ups Ugandan stake to 94%
TeliaSonera sells 32% stake in MTN Uganda
Telkom SA execs expected for due diligence on Uganda Telecom
Uganda Telecom nears completion of NGN rollout
MTN Uganda extends fibre-optic network
UTL launches DSL service
Celtel in taxi deal
MTN selects Ericsson for IP core network
Power shortages a headache for cellcos
MTN signs government deal to connect under-served areas
Mango users to benefit from UTL upgrades
MTN reaches out to more Ugandans
Celtel to upgrade networks
Mango’s re-launch bears fruit
MTN Uganda profits increase 14%
UTL offers refugees Mango
MTN expands rural services
Celtel introduces regional tariffs for East Africa
UCC wants USD8.6 million for rural telephony rollouts
MTN deploys two thousand Village Phones
MTN rolls out country’s first GPRS service
Cellco warns of damaging effects of airtime tax
UCC forges internet expansion agreement
UTL launches WiFi
Ugandan cellphone users hit with new call tax
UTL’s Telesaver Plus rollout rolls on
Celtel sues UTL over interconnection bill
Uganda Telecom upbeat about rural expansion
MTN Uganda set to launch GPRS
UTL sues government for not paying its phone bill
MTN spends ZAR10 million on corporate catchphrase
Uganda Telecom agrees cheap Mango prices
VoIP to be legalised in July
Celtel Uganda says it’s ‘business as usual’ under MTC
MTN Uganda cites improved customer service as big growth factor
Ugandan subscribers get electronic top-up service
Celtel in hunt for Ugandan national operator licence
Rural telecoms needs USD5 million
Unophone rural telephony project launched
Operators pay UGS3.3 billion for rural services
The sun always shines…
Wireline duopoly to end next year
Uganda Telecom deploys its wireless landline TelesaverPlus
Difference of opinion over third wireline operator
Grameen and MTN Uganda link up to provide phones for all
MTN signs 400,000th subscriber: throws down gauntlet to Globacom
Double digit subscriber growth for MTN
UTL receives shot in arm from NSSF
Operators join up to condemn tax hike
Mango expands to Kamuli