Even though Uganda is seemingly bustling with innovations, scientific assessments through the Global Innovations Index (GII) show that the country is trailing in innovation grades in the region. In 2018, Kenya was rated the most innovative among the East African Community countries (rating globally at the 78th), followed by Tanzania (globally at 92nd), Rwanda (globally 99th) and Uganda in fourth place (103 globally). The other members of the Eat African Community -Burundi and South Sudan- were not measured.
Forbes Africa Magazine has announced its “30 under 30” list of luminaries for 2019. The listing, now in its 5th edition, is easily the region’s most rigorous measure of young grit, innovation and entrepreneurship. But if this list is anything to go by, then Uganda has a bit of soul-searching to do regarding her young generation’s innovation and entrepreneurship grit.
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.
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.
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.