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Uganda to benefit from ground breaking internet technology

If all goes according to plan, Uganda will soon beat infrastructure odds to deliver high speed 4G LTE internet to far-flung areas in the country using the ground-breaking internet connectivity technology. This is being planned under the Loon Project, an initiative of Alphabet Inc., the mother company that owns the search engine Google.

Zuku TV introduces “Tripple Pay service”

As the battle by the different service providers to bring digital TV to homes in Uganda intensifies,  Zuku TV is going a notch higher by delivering a 3-in-1 product called “Zuku Triple Pay service.” The service consists of digital TV and home internet service. Zuku customers will be able to choose the packages of their wish, from four.

Kwese introduces pay-as-you-watch digital TV subscription packages

The newly launched broadcast network Kwese satellite TV has introduced the first ever pay-as you- watch subscription packages in Uganda.

The new subscription packages will give Ugandans a choice to purchase pay-as-you-watch packages by purchasing three, seven or 30 day subscriptions to access Kwese’s full programming line-up.

Internet of Things coming to Africa in 3 years

The mainstream adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Africa with transformational impacts on industry and households will take place in Africa in the next 3-5 years, a new report says. The Report, entitled The African IoT 2017 says “it might be early days, but an IoT ecosystem is emerging across the region that has high hopes of solving problems for African businesses.”

Mandatory SIM Card registration exposes Uganda’s poor use of industry knowledge

The recent order by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to mandatorily register telephone SIM cards has exposed the regulator as lagging behind both in industry global policy discourse and in use of available industry knowledge. The order that has largely been a public relations disaster for UCC and the government was at best a knee-jerk reaction rather than an informed policy decision.  

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