Telecoms – In brief


MTN Uganda, the country’s leading mobile operator by subscribers, has announced the expansion of its LTE network. From today (9 July) services are available in all major towns, including Mbale, Mbarara, Lira, Arua, Gulu, Kabale, Kasese, Fort Portal, Moroto, Masaka and Jinja, as part of a ‘nationwide’ rollout, PC Tech reports. 4G coverage was previously limited to Greater Kampala and Entebbe since the technology launched in April 2013. The LTE network offers download speeds of up to 100Mbps, MTN Uganda says.

The Mozambican government on Tuesday unveiled a new decree that will impose heavy fines on any mobile phone company that fails to register the users of its SIM cards.