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Uganda expects 100% cellular coverage in 2019

The head of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) says the country should have 100% mobile phone coverage by the end of 2019. Godfrey Mutabazi told The Daily Monitor that he expects national roaming to be implemented next year to ensure...

Uganda: Unregistered SIM cards still functioning

According to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), a number of unregistered SIM cards are remaining active despite their service supposed to have been shut off during the registration period earlier this year. The UCC has called on mobile phone providers...

Uganda: Court dismisses SIM registration challenge

Uganda, just like many other African nations, has implemented a SIM registration policy where mobile phone users are forced to register their SIM cards with the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) in order to reduce crimes committed with fraudulent SIM...

Uganda: end of the road for unregistered SIM cards

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has confirmed that there will be no extension on the SIM card registration process deadline of 31 August. After this date all unregistered SIM cards will be deactivated. In May this year The Commission issued...

Uganda: Airtel seeks to allay Warid customer concern

Bharti Airtel (Airtel), a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today reiterated its commitment to Uganda and said it will “continue to make investments and offer world-class and affordable services to...

Uganda: Warid customers concerned over Airtel takeover

The East African Business Week reports that the Bharti Airtel takeover of Warid Telecom has been met with mixed response from Warid customers. There is reportedly concern amongst customers about maintaining numbers and missing out on products available on the...

Uganda faces uncertainty over SIM registration

While neighbour Kenya has seen nearly one million phones turned off as a result of the government registration of hand devices, Uganda could be facing an even larger figure with many residents still unregistered. According to the ministry of communications,...

Rural ICT project launched in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has funded a rural ICT project aimed at providing Arua Secondary with ICT skills for self- sustainability and economic development. Armando Angulibo, Training Coordinator, commented on the exercise, saying it was projected towards community empowerment through the...

Ugandans losing millions to phone companies

Many Ugandans are losing money to unending promotions by their preferred telecom companies. This comes in the form of users asked to subscribe by sending messages to win cash, airtime, and cars. Apparently these messages go for between Ksh50...

Uganda to drop routing call charges

Ugandan mobile service providers on Monday unanimously praised a move by the government that would see the overall price of routing calls drop. The rate will be reduced to sh98 (ZAR 29c), from the current sh131 (ZAR 39c), a...
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