Here’s a look at the top stories this week in tech news that you might have missed out on.
Airtel Uganda launched the new Airtel Kwata Essimu initiative in partnership with Samsung, Asante Financial Services Group and Mastercard to increase the number of internet subscribers through this action in Uganda. A few Samsung smartphones will be made available for customers to access on credit which is; Samsung A01, A3 Core and A11. These particular smartphones can be bought at Airtel customer service centres and given on credit with the customer paying some money upfront. Another great discount is that they come with 500 MB loaded and customers will be eligible for 100% bonus on daily, weekly, and monthly data bundles loaded.
Starlink, Space X’s Low Earth Orbit Satellite service is ready and open for business and currently receiving pre-orders for those who are ready to try it out. The great news is that there is a chance for Starlink internet to reach Uganda quite soon as many will get access to the service as early as next year. The most fascinating feature about Starlink in Uganda is the internet speeds that have been promised by the company. The company mentioned figures that only most Ugandans can dream of. Users can expect to see data speeds vary from 50Mb/s to 150Mb/s which is a huge upgrade and latency from 20ms to 40ms.
The introduction of a new tax on ATM withdrawals in Uganda has been proposed as indicated in a published letter from the Secretary to Treasury to the Governor of Bank of Uganda. According to the letter that has been circulating all over social media, the new tax on ATM withdrawals in Uganda will cater for agency banking and ATM withdrawals. The logic of this tax is quite simple. An extra charge will be incurred on top of the bank withdraw charges Ugandans are already paying for every time they decide to get money using the mentioned means.
Ensibuuko is a software company that is seeking fresh talent to be part of its team in various positions. A database admin and software developer are some of the job opportunities available at Ensibuuko, a startup that is transforming East Africa’s financial technology landscape.
More stories of this week in tech news.
It was quite a long week with a number of overwhelming stories, we’ve covered them for you in this segment of this week in tech news.