Uganda Telecom

Type: Company
Name: Uganda Telecom
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Verifying subscriber information a challenge, telecom players say

Kampala.Despite completing SIM card registration, telecommunication companies have said they are facing challenges verifying the registered subscribers’ data due to lack of proper identification documents.Speaking during a meeting between the internal ... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

Uganda Women Get Midwifery Equipment

When labour pains strike, Violet Kobusingye has to endure a bumpy painful 30 kilometre ride from her village Mbaraara to Hoima Referral Hospital in Hoima town to get better medical pre and post natal care. That has been the routine for all the three children ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 2 reports

New Telecoms Challenge

On March 19, Simon, a Smart Telecom customer, made a call to a friend on Airtel for close to 20 minutes. To his pleasant surprise, his entire call was billed just Shs 74. For Simon, this was a great bargain, but he was probably right to wonder for how ... [Published Individual.com - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

No easy exit for Orange from Uganda

After the apparent failure to secure an outright sale for its Ugandan operation, Orange Group has shifted focus to finding a minority investor as it seeks to reduce exposure to an increasingly difficult market. Sources at Orange Uganda said the substantial ... [Published East African - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

LAP Green relocates to Dubai ahead of renewed M&A spree

LAP Green Network, the telecoms holding company owned by the Libyan African Portfolio (LAP), has relocated its corporate headquarters to Dubai, UAE , it has confirmed. The company, which saw its pan-African expansion ambitions derailed by the fall of ... [Published TeleGeography - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Libya's LapGreenN seeks to acquire Orange Uganda - report

Lap GreenN is reportedly interested in bidding for Orange Uganda, whose owner Orange has hired Lazard to assess strategic options for it, TMT Finance reported, citing sources. Libyan company Lap GreenN already owns a 69 percent stake in Uganda Telecom ... [Published Telecompaper - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Uganda: Telecom Users' Rights Abuse

Nyombi Thembo, the state minister for Information Communication Technology in whose docket the telecom sub-sector falls, took the lead role in venting his frustration with telecom operators at a recent dialogue in Kampala. He albeit - and understandably ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Lap GreenN eyes Orange Uganda

A subsidiary of Libya’s sovereign wealth fund, Lap GreenN, is said to be interested in bidding for Orange Uganda, which owner Orange has hired Lazard to assess strategic option for, sources told TMT Finance.Lap GreenN, which already owns a majority stake ... [Published Balancing Act News - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 2 reports

Uganda Telecom to upgrade mobile money platform

Uganda Telecom has announced plans to embark on upgrading its mobile money banking platform, M-Sente, in the next two weeks. The M-Sente upgrade is part of other changes by the firm's new management, led by LAP Green of Libya.Peter Kakaire, the head of ... [Published Telecompaper - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 2 reports

LAP GreenN to enter bidding for Orange Uganda

Libyan Africa Portfolio (LAP) telecoms division LAP Green Networks (LAP GreenN), a government-owned investment vehicle, is interested in entering a bid for Orange Uganda, according to a report.HumanIPO reported earlier this month French mobile operator ... [Published HumanIPO - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 3 reports

Uganda Telecom appoints new chairman

Stephen Kaboyo is the new chairman of the board of directors of Uganda Telecom (UTL) following the resignation of his predecessor Dr Ben Mbonye.Also joining the board are Stewart Simpson, group legal officer of parent company LAP GreenN, Joanne Roche, ... [Published HumanIPO - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 2 reports

Orange contemplates its future in Kenya and Uganda

Orange is considering the reduction of stakes in mobile operations in Uganda and Kenya, according to a Bloomberg report.A representative from Orange said in a statement that the options in Kenya and Uganda include finding new financial or operational ... [Published Comm.ae - Mar 12 2014]
Entities: Orange France, Uganda, Kenya

Quotes

"Otherwise we're just going to see players falling away, until the market ends up a virtual monopoly," she warns. "It's key that African regulators start to make provisions for consolidation because it is happening, and I suspect they're not prepared for it."
"It is our hope that our support will go a long way in saving many newborns in Hoima District and Uganda at large" Shailendra said
Katamba, however warned that very low tariffs would have negative implications on the sustainability of the sector. "If an operator records short falls in revenues, it means they will not be able to invest in their network to keep it robust" he said, adding that a customer would not be happy to transact cheaply on a bad network
"May I also know the fate of the data and information that was stored on this card and what you intend to use it for and whether I will have access to it or not" Tweheyo's letter reads in part. The operator acknowledged receipt of the complaint on Feb...

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Playing African monopoly: Is there an end in si... [Published ZDNet - Apr 16 2014]
Verifying subscriber information a challenge, t... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Apr 11 2014]
Uganda Women Get Midwifery Equipment [Published Individual.com - Apr 08 2014]
Uganda Women Get Midwifery Equipment [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 08 2014]
New Telecoms Challenge [Published Individual.com - Mar 31 2014]
Uganda: New Telecoms Challenge [Published AllAfrica.com - Mar 31 2014]
No easy exit for Orange from Uganda [Published East African - Mar 29 2014]
LAP Green relocates to Dubai ahead of renewed M... [Published TeleGeography - Mar 28 2014]
Kaboyo’s money in forex trading [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Mar 24 2014]
Libya's LapGreenN seeks to acquire Orange Ugand... [Published Telecompaper - Mar 24 2014]
Uganda: Telecom Users' Rights Abuse [Published AllAfrica.com - Mar 24 2014]
Lap GreenN eyes Orange Uganda [Published Balancing Act News - Mar 21 2014]
Uganda telecom upgrades mobile money platform [Published Balancing Act News - Mar 21 2014]
Uganda Telecom to upgrade mobile money platform [Published Telecompaper - Mar 18 2014]
LAP GreenN to enter bidding for Orange Uganda [Published HumanIPO - Mar 18 2014]
New operator launches in Uganda [Published HumanIPO - Mar 18 2014]
LAP GreenN to enter the fray for Orange [Published TeleGeography - Mar 17 2014]
Uganda: Uganda Telecom Upgrades Mobile Money Pl... [Published AllAfrica.com - Mar 17 2014]
Activists petition ICT ministry, UCC over telec... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Mar 16 2014]
Consumer groups petition for compensation [Published TeleGeography - Mar 14 2014]
Uganda Telecom appoints new chairman [Published HumanIPO - Mar 14 2014]
UTL appoints Kaboyo as chairman [Published Telecompaper - Mar 14 2014]
New chairman for Uganda Telecom [Published CommsMEA - Mar 14 2014]
South African Networks Eye Orange Uganda Sale [Published Cellular-News - Mar 12 2014]
Orange contemplates its future in Kenya and Uganda [Published Comm.ae - Mar 12 2014]
Orange considering future in Kenya, Uganda — re... [Published Mobile Money Live - Mar 11 2014]
Court orders UBC to pay sh262m to NFA [Published New Vision - Mar 11 2014]
Telecom firms accused of cheating customers [Published New Vision - Mar 10 2014]
Uganda Telecom re-launches voice SMS on Kirusa ... [Published Telecompaper - Feb 26 2014]
Uganda operators fall short on QoS indicators [Published Telecompaper - Aug 06 2013]
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