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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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WebPhone apps for Uganda smartphones
WebPhone apps for Uganda smartphones

MTN introduces WebPhone app for smartphones, easing international calls to Uganda...

21 Apr 2016

Smile becomes first East African mobile operator to introduce Voice over LTE
Smile becomes first East African mobile operator to introduce Voice over LTE

Smile Communications Uganda ("Smile Uganda") (https://Smile.co.ug) announced the introduction of two 4G LTE innovations to its customers in Uganda - SmileVoice and SmileUnlimited...

11 Mar 2016

Sura Nualpradid via 123RF
Mobile phone users in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya hit 700 million

The profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 18 Feb 2016

WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia
WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia

WorldRemit and MTN Group launched their joint services, following the signing of a global partnership agreement earlier this year...

29 Jan 2016

Uganda's M-PESA services to boost economic growth
Uganda's M-PESA services to boost economic growth

NEWSWATCH: A partnership between Safaricom and Uganda's leading operator MTN means M-PESA users can now send money to the country...

30 Dec 2015

Innovation Awards launch in Uganda with MTN
Innovation Awards launch in Uganda with MTN

MTN has launched the Innovations Awards platform to recognise outstanding applications fostering progress using technology and enabling communities and businesses in Uganda. Submission of entries closes on 22 October 2015...

14 Oct 2015

Moving money from Rwanda to Uganda through MTN Mobile Money
Moving money from Rwanda to Uganda through MTN Mobile Money

MTN Uganda has announced the launch of cross-border mobile money transfer services between Rwanda and Uganda. This new service will allow customers in both countries to transact via Mobile Money without having to change currencies...

8 Sep 2015

Uganda's 'Uber for motorcycle taxis' shows it pays to be safe
Uganda's 'Uber for motorcycle taxis' shows it pays to be safe

KAMPALA: When Silver Tumwesigye, a sharply-dressed Ugandan motorbike taxi driver known by his nickname 'Silverstone,' had an accident six years ago it was a double blow...

25 Jun 2015

Court rules mobile money in Uganda illegal
Court rules mobile money in Uganda illegal

A Ugandan Court has pronounced that mobile money business operated by the five major telecommunication companies in the country is illegal...

By Lilian Mutegi 8 Jun 2015

Vodafone Uganda gets new CEO
Vodafone Uganda gets new CEO

KAMPALA: Allan Richardson has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Uganda. He takes over from Tage Rasmussen who has been acting in the position since earlier this year...

21 Apr 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Ugandan joint venture wins U.S. $1m
Ugandan joint venture wins U.S. $1m

A Uganda-Dutch company that uses mobile technology, to rapidly exchange information with specific target audiences, has received an impact investment one million euro ($1.1 million) from the Netherlands - ABN AMRO Social Impact Fund...

4 Feb 2015

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014

MTN Uganda simplifies lives of Mobile Money customers
MTN Uganda simplifies lives of Mobile Money customers

MTN Uganda is now enabling customers to directly purchase internet bundles off their Mobile Money accounts...

25 Aug 2014

Brian Gouldie takes over as CEO of MTN Uganda
Brian Gouldie takes over as CEO of MTN Uganda

Brian Gouldie has taken over as CEO of MTN Uganda as of July 2014. Being in his new position for just over a month now, Gouldie is optimistic for what...

12 Aug 2014

Orange to sell stake in Orange Uganda to Africell
Orange to sell stake in Orange Uganda to Africell

The French telecom operator Orange has announced that it has signed an agreement with Africell Holding for the sale of its majority stake in Orange Uganda.

19 May 2014

Send, receive contact details through ContactXchange
Send, receive contact details through ContactXchange

MTN Uganda has launched a new SIM based service, ContactXchange, which enables customers to share contacts after making calls with the aim of helping them to easily stay connected.

14 Apr 2014

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014

Smart Telecom promises cheaper calls
Smart Telecom promises cheaper calls

Smart Telecom, launched earlier this week, is expected to intensify the competition in the market. Company officials say the company's strength lies in offering cheaper calls.

19 Mar 2014

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan
Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014

MTN Uganda rolls out 115 new network coverage sites
MTN Uganda rolls out 115 new network coverage sites

MTN Uganda has completed its planned 2013 network coverage site roll-out initiative. This saw the roll-out of 115 new coverage sites and upgrading the capacity of another 406 network sites.

10 Jan 2014

(Image: NASA, via Wikimedia Commons)
'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013

MTN rewards customers with 'Good Morning Uganda'
MTN rewards customers with 'Good Morning Uganda'

MTN Uganda customers can now enjoy a free minute every day between 6am and 9am to call their loved ones on MTN through the mobile operator's 'Good Morning Uganda' promotion.

9 Dec 2013

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013

Is Google's Project Link the first nail in the African telcos' coffin?
Is Google's Project Link the first nail in the African telcos' coffin?

Google recently announced its first infrastructural project in Africa, called Project Link. This initiative, through the building of a fibre-optic network in Kampala (Uganda), enables internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile operators to provide faster connections to their users than ever before.

28 Nov 2013

FNB's eWallet shows strong growth in Africa
FNB's eWallet shows strong growth in Africa

First National Bank's eWallet continues to show strong growth in its African operations with a 119% year-on-year increase. It has also maintained growth in SA with the total number of eWallets in all countries reaching 2.5m‚ an 84% increase from the previous financial year.

By Bekezela Phakathi 28 Oct 2013

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013

MTN Uganda concludes mandatory SIM registration
MTN Uganda concludes mandatory SIM registration

MTN Uganda's mandatory regulatory customer SIM registration exercise, which started in March last year, was concluded at the end of August.

4 Sep 2013

DStv Mobile and GOtv Mobile launch in Uganda
DStv Mobile and GOtv Mobile launch in Uganda

Late last week saw the launch of mobile TV services, DStv Mobile and GOtv Mobile in Kampala, Uganda.

19 Aug 2013

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