2017 will go down in history as a year to remember so much that, the year itself became a punchline in the world of tech. A lot has happened on the Ugandan technology scene. From Uber getting new competition from Taxify, Airtel finally rolling out 4G LTE, setting foot into to some telecoms and ISPs closing business in Uganda and others closed and reopen. MTN and Airtel also finally joined the Unlimited internet data offering bandwagon. There also several rumors of company exists from the telecom sector, luckily none of them came to materialize plus much more in the world of tech startups in Uganda. It was a long and memorable year, so we’re taking a moment to look back at our favorite and trending stories for 2017
Yakako is a singular verb meaning “You shine” in the local Luganda dialect. On the other side of the spectrum, it is a Ugandan bred service that will enable pre-paid Umeme Yaka users to be able to borrow more units to power their homes and businesses using mobile money. Extension of the service to Post-Paid Umeme customers is in coming soon mode.
While the mid-range Nokia 6 might never set the sails beyond China, HMD Global might soon unveil a Nokia flagship you’ve been yawning for. The handset in question is the Nokia P1 and according to leaks from Russian Publication Worket, all bets suggest it is launching just around the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this February.
A team of Ugandan innovators have developed a smart kit called MamaOpe that can detect pneumonia early in children. It consists of a wearable and a mobile phone application both of which help in the diagnosis.
Buying and delivery of products from abroad has always proved a one big hurdle to overcome especially here in Uganda. Many have resorted to using friends and family to accomplish such tasks but here comes masikini.com, an e-commerce website to help Ugandans purchase products from abroad
As we usher in the new year, telecom companies in Uganda need to looked as more closely than ever before especially in an industry dominated by big players like MTN and Airtel.
Uganda Telecom Ltd the country's oldest telecom has been placed under receivership by the Ugandan government. In law, receivership is a situation in which
Mobile telephone subscribers spent the whole Easter weekend struggling to get their SIM card details registered with their respective carriers. UCC was dragged to court by Norman Tumuhimbise, an
After a long period of Microsoft teasing and testing their upcoming version of Window 10, we finally get to try out and see what this latest Windows 10 Creators Update is all about.
Data is no longer a want but rather a need in our ever evolving world. Actually it was classified as such by the United Nations though data prices remain prohibitive and a barrier for many smartphone users not only in Uganda, but across the developing world.
Airtel Uganda has revamped its data offerings that even the lowest of bundles can now get data bonuses dubbed Extra Masappe
We’ve always asked Airtel to give its users unlimited internet offerings, not once but twice and today, it seems Airtel Uganda has finally quietly answered its subscribers prayers. Airtel Uganda joins last on the Unlimited data bandwagon that includes; MTN, Smile Telecom and Africell Uganda.
In networking tongues, 2G stands for Second generation networks while 3G is outright its successor, same as 4G is an incremental improvement to 3G. Word reaching our desk is that MTN Uganda is soon phasing out its 2G network in favour of 3G given the many advantages that accrue to the latter.
If you haven’t got one yet, you should consider getting one sooner than yesterday: ladies and gentlemen these are the 5 things you need before you can start to carry out secure web transactions in a smarter, quicker and faster way using the new UBA new MasterCard.
Kwese TV is having a soft launch in Uganda but their easily accessible property might be KFS standing for Kwese Free Sports that is freely distributed as a FTA channel more so like NTV, NBS among others.
With the current craze of internet in Uganda and especially the huge dependency on social media channels to communicate chat with friends in preference to traditional methods like SMS and MMS. Most Ugandans especially in urban areas with decent 3G and 4G LTE
Uber and Taxify are Uganda's most dominant ride hailing services where the latter was launched in the country a few weeks ago but with lots of drivers signing u
We said they were to launch, when they launched Kwese Free Sports and today, they have officially launched their satellite TV (DTH) offering known as Kwese TV at Kabira Country Club in Kampala
Just when you think you have made a move that will please your clients and none if any seems amused, what do you do? We all know DStv is no
In the near future, there will be no need to buy a standard physical SIM card from your mobile network provider in fact device manufacturers are gradually sealing off this slot in favor of in-built eSIM cards.
GOtv Uganda has today announced a new package called the GOtv Max a new premium bouquet for GOtv which will further unlock GOtv’s world of entertainment to more quality