We feature all the best stories that made the top headlines of this week in tech that you might have missed out on. Top tech companies made some exciting announcements this week as customers could not wait to get their hands on all the brand new offerings. If you missed out on any of these, here is a rundown of the top headlines of this week in tech and much more.
The MTN Freedom bundles were introduced by the telecom giant in 2019 which were the first of their kind to be unveiled to Ugandans. These brand new packages are the latest addition to the already existing MTN Freedom bundles that were availed to customers back then in 2019. What these new MTN Freedom bundles mean for MTN customers is that they can load data and use these bundles for as long as they have MBs without worrying about expiry.
According to car enthusiast Victor Ampuriire, the bulletproof SUV that costs about UGX 500million can contain extra weight added to it of almost a tonne that is needed for reinforcement and could be about 3000 kilograms. Armoured vehicles usually come with an extra layer of thickness that you can observe by simply looking at the door.
Until this announcement, Spotify has only been available in Algeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco in Africa. Many more African countries will be added to the ones that can access the platform as part of the plans for Spotify to launch in Uganda and 80 more countries across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America representing over 1 billion new fans.
Other top headlines of this week in tech
The new cards will be valid for 5 years in addition to the existing 1 year and 3 year validity. This will save many drivers’ time in terms of visits and even money spent during these visits.
Drivers of commercial vehicles will receive the Professional Driving Permit (PrDP). These are drivers of passenger vehicles with more than 8 passengers and goods vehicles that carry more than 3500 kg.
MUK commissions a Private Cloud Computing facility for research which is the first-of-its-kind worth UGX1.6 Billion with support from the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The facility is situated in the Directorate for ICT Support (DICTS) offices, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT). The function was held on 12th February 2021.
Ugandan born Edna Martinson makes it to Forbes NEXT 1000 list as recognition for her remarkable entrepreneurial skills in the United States where she has co-founded Boddle Learning. The Forbes NEXT 1000 list is the first of its kind initiative designed to shine the spotlight on bold and inspiring entrepreneurs on their way to success.
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This was a summary of some of the top headlines of this week in tech.