Airtel introduces Bonus Zone, a new bundle that comes with free Facebook
If you have been keen at following the latest innovative value added services that carriers are gushing out in the recent past, Airtel Uganda seems to lead and the rest Xerox. We also almost missed this new one, as the big red telco announced a new bundle called Bonus Zone that gives customers free Facebook for 24 hours, and a guaranteed 95% discount on all calls.
WhatsApp is the most popular Android messaging app in Uganda
Facebook owned Whatsapp has been proclaimed as Android’s most popular messenger in the world by website and app tracking service, Similar Web. Delving deep into stats further reveals the app taking the crown in Uganda and the rest of sub-saharan Africa with the exception of Algeria, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Guinea, Liberia,CAR and Madagascar where its blue sibling, Messenger emerges on top while Viber takes Ethiopia, Libya and Mali.
Facebook and Microsoft partner to lay the fastest subsea internet cable, yes it will also reach Africa
As Charles-Guillaume Étienne's saying goes, "if you want something done right, its better you do it yourself". Facebook and Microsoft want to bring you faster Internet and have invested in a 4,100-mile subsea internet cable with capacities of up to 160 terabits per second making it the highest-capacity cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable, called "MAREA" after the Spanish word for "tide," will connect Northern Virginia to Bilbao, Spain and will later expand the network hubs from Europe to Africa, the Middle East,
MTN secures $114 m for telecommunication infrastructure development in Uganda
MTN Uganda, has announced the successful closure of a USD114 million syndicated credit facility which will be used towards the development of telecommunication infrastructure. This is the second time MTN Uganda is securing a syndicated loan to finance its development plans in the past seven years and one of the largest private sector debt raise in the recent past.
Its high time you bought yourself one of these gizmos while you still can in Kaymu’s flash sales
Kaymu, the online marketplace is running a weeks long (23rd-27th) flash sales promo dubbed the Kaymu flash sale where a handful of gadgets like smartphones, power banks and smartwatches among others are available for purchase, at discounted rates of upto 40%. It should be noted that the listed gizmos are available in limited numbers thus the flash sale banner meaning it’s on first come first, first serve basis.
Long over Due: You can now pay your water bill with Payway
After a long wait, those that have been waiting for this solution can check if off their lists, you can now pay your utility water bill at any PayWay POS terminal or Kiosk. The cashless solution firm
GoodsExpress.com wants to change the way Ugandans do online shopping
Online shopping is fast catching up in Uganda. With many companies taking root, Ugandans are now literally spoilt for choice, when they pick that mouse and search for what to purchase. One of the companies that are disruptive in terms of innovating and radically doing E-commerce in Uganda is GoodsExpress.com a platform that enables one shop from renowned online retailers and vendors like Amazon, Ebay, Walmart with one checkout point.
Artificial Intelligence is driving the next wave of Chat apps
I prefer texting to calls, I scribble the hell I want, jot anything I feel without the recipient being able to depict whatever kind of situation I am in. Except when of course when I use emojis. But, now that I’m promised a change to challenge this basing on what I exchange, my app being able to order for me food after hints of me going hungry, getting recommendations for books, night spots, merchandise among others on top of the millions of text, photos, audio and video clips shared across these chat
Netflix subscribers will watch Queen of Katwe the moment its released
Netflix and Disney have just concluded a mega deal negotiation that has lasted four years. Netflix will be allowed to stream all Disney films starting in September, just in time for the much anticipated Ugandan based movie Queen of Katwe. The deal also includes Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm titles — in the same window that they'd typically be made available to other services like HBO.