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April 26, 2013

MTN Group says subscribers top 195 million

MTN is one of Africa’s largest telecommunications companies

South Africa’s MTN Group said on Thursday its subscribers increased by 3 percent in the first quarter of the year, bringing its customer base to 195.4 million people across Africa and the Middle East.

MTN, Africa’s largest telecom company, said in a trading upgrade that its revenue from data – an increasingly important part of its business – rose by 42 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier.

The company said it increased its subscribers across most of its major countries, with [...]

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March 26, 2013

MTN Uganda and Inspire Africa Launch a New Reality TV Show ‘Sawa Ya Cash’

Inspire Africa began as a Human Capital Development organization with the sole goal of engineering successful entrepreneurship in Africa. After the launch of Inspire Africa Season One, the show amassed thousands of viewers in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Eventually Inspire Africa realized the need of an innovative and more efficient way to teach Business and entrepreneurship. With the trends in TV viewership rising, Inspire Africa saw an opportunity in the niche market that is television and created a TV reality show.

Today Inspire Africa has launched yet another Local TV reality show, ‘Sawa Ya Cash’. Sawa [...]

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March 26, 2013

Insurance Company of East Africa launches product using mobile money

The Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA) has launched a mobile money premium payment option with MTN Uganda that is targeted at its existing customers who make regular payments for both life and motor vehicle insurance.

The MTN mobile money premium payment service is coupled with a home delivery service as customers will receive their car stickers and receipts at home, in the office or wherever they may be within a radius of 10 kilometres of Kampala at the moment. Today, clients pay insurance premiums through bank standing orders, direct debits, and salary deductions or through insurance agents and have got to pick up [...]

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March 15, 2013

MTN Uganda doubles internet speeds to 42 Mbps

MTN Uganda has upgraded its internet speeds to 42Mbps from 21.6Mbps, making it the first company in Uganda and one of the very first in Africa to launch this innovation. This announcement was made on Wednesday 13th March 2013 as the company also announced its successful annual results for the period ending December 2012.

42Mbps is the fastest speed achievable on a 3G+ network, giving MTN customers twice the speed and power to browse the internet.

“This is double the speed that any other mobile operator in Uganda provides and it is the reason we will be considered the data provider of choice in 2013 and beyond,” [...]

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