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MTN Uganda Launches Countrywide 4G/LTE

MTN Uganda has today launched countrywide 4G coverage in Uganda, extending the latest broadband technology to all major towns. This latest investment for the first time now takes the MTN 4G experience beyond Kampala, across all corners of Uganda, to enable high speed internet access for its customers.

MTN Uganda Enables Mobile Money Bank Deposit and Withdrawal Service for Bank of Africa Customers.

MTN Mobile Money customers with accounts in Bank of Africa (BOA) Uganda can now deposit and withdraw cash from their bank accounts to their Mobile Money accounts. This service from these two partner institutions guarantees customers both convenience and a more cost effective way of transacting.

MTN Uganda launches ‘21 Days of Yello Care’ 2015 with Special Focus on Education for All.

MTN Uganda staff today kick-started their annual 21-day-long staff volunteerism initiative in which employees across MTN’s international footprint take time off to physically get involved in activities that uplift communities around them through financial, physical and emotional contributions of staff and MTN as a corporate citizen.

Employees rally to bring digitisation of learning and teaching to communities.

Johannesburg – MTN Group today announced the start of its annual staff volunteer programme, 21 Days of Y’ello Care, which the company says will benefit thousands of learners and teachers from disadvantaged schools and communities across its footprint.

MTN App Challenge Ends: Laundry Services App, Yoza, Wins Hackathon

KAMPALA – After a challenging 48hours of the most electrifying, inspiring and innovative idea generation, with sleep a distant memory for 18 hardworking teams, the innovators in the MTN App challenge this afternoon presented their results to a panel of judges in a well attended closing ceremony.

MTN Internet Bus thrills school children.

For five days running, the children of Kiswa Primary school in the outskirts of Kampala have been engrossed in the world of ICT, courtesy of the MTN ICT in Education drive for Primary School going children in the peri-urban and rural areas.


MTN Mobile Money and Vodafone M-Pesa agree to interconnect Mobile Money Services

Johannesburg – Customers of MTN Mobile Money and M-Pesa in East Africa will be able to transfer money to each other following an agreement between MTN Group and Vodafone Group to interconnect their mobile money services.

MTN Uganda and Marathon partners hand over UShs. 450 million for Karamoja Water Project from the 2014 proceeds

Following the 2014 MTN Kampala Marathon which attracted over 20,000 participants, MTN Uganda and its partners including Huawei Uganda, New Vision, Rwenzori Water and Stanbic Bank handed over the UShs. 450 million collected during the Marathon that was held in November under the theme “Run for water”.


Of two girls, whose future was turned around through meaningful Corporate Social Responsibility?

I used to watch powerful women on TV and wish I would grow up to be just like them. One day I watched Hillary Clinton campaigning for presidency of the United States of America.

Beneficiaries applaud MTN and partners for affordable insurance product on Mobile Money.

The public have applauded MTN Uganda, Jubilee Insurance and AON for introducing the Life Care Insurance policy which they say has come in handy to help in the difficult situation when they lose their loved ones.

MTN Uganda awards outstanding women, pledges to continue supporting women in Business (WiB)

The 2015 edition of MTN Women in Business Awards have seen Mrs. Barbara Ofwono, the proprietor of Victorious Education Services scoop the overall Award of MTN Women in Business SME CEO of the year, recognition for the outstanding use of MTN Business’s overall service proposition to grow her business from one small outfit to the current chain of Victorious schools.

Response to MTN Mobile Money Article in the Independent Magazine (13th- 19th March, 2015; issue no. 359).

MTN Uganda wishes to address the inaccurate and deliberately false story entitled “Inside MTN Mobile Money Saga” published in “The Independent” Magazine of 13th-19th March, 2015- issue 359. This story is not only misleading, but is also a breach of the sub judice rule as this matter is the subject of criminal proceedings in the case of Uganda vs. Richard Mwami and others at the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court.

MTN Uganda and Stanbic Bank Press Conference.

MTN and Stanbic Bank wish to address the inaccurate and deliberately false story entitled ‘Inside MTN Mobile Money Saga’ published in the Independent Issue No. 359.  The story is not only misleading but is in breach of the sub-judice rule as this matter is the subject of criminal proceedings at the Anti-Corruption Division of the high court.

New MTN appointment to focus on Small and Medium Enterprises.

MTN Group today announced the appointment of Omotayo Ojutalayo as General Manager for Small and Medium Enterprise Channels within its Enterprise Business Unit, effective immediately.

MTN Uganda hits 10.4 million subscriber base, denoting strong annual results for year 2014.

MTN Uganda registered a positive performance for the year ending 31 December 2014, increasing its subscriber base by 18% to 10.4 million. This increase was driven by a growth in the uptake of bundled voice products, improved 3G coverage and an increased take up of MTN Mobile Money.

MTN Uganda continues its Leadership, Investment and Contribution to the socio-economic development of Uganda.

MTN Uganda yesterday announced the Group Performance Report that highlighted the key achievements of the MTN Group and MTN Uganda results for the year ended 2014.

MTN implements phased approach for new *130* and *131# short codes.

After substantial engagement with the Uganda Communications Comission (UCC), MTN is implementing a phased plan to migrate its short codes for loading airtime from the current *155* to *130* and for checking airtime balance from *156# to *131#, in line with regulatory requirements.

MTN Uganda- Change of codes for loading airtime and checking your balance.

In an effort to improve the user experience of our customers, MTN has implemented the standard industry codes for loading airtime and checking balance for all Mobile voice customers in Uganda.

MTN Strengthens Commercial Relationship with CNN International

Partnership shines spotlight on Africa, via infographics-based series and special news app 
Africa’s leading mobile operator, MTN, is the commercial partner for CNN International’s multi-platform initiative ‘Africa View’, which tells the story of Africa’s diversity, dynamism and role on the global stage.

MTN appoints new Group Chief Business Risk Officer

Johannesburg – MTN Group has appointed Suren Sooklal to the role of Group Chief Business Risk Officer, effective immediately.  

MTN Cameroon recognised for its people management practices

MTN Cameroon, the leader in the provision of communication solutions and mobile payment services in Cameroon, has received the Investors in People (IiP) Standard Gold accreditation by the IiP Governing Board in the United Kingdom, following a rigorous assessment that ran from 19-30 January 2015.


MTN to empower African businesses with AWS Direct Connect

Johannesburg – MTN Group today announced it would be the first African company to offer Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect to business customers across multiple countries on the continent.