Pulse News: MTN Uganda celebrates “Ugandan connections” in new campaign.

On Tuesday 27th November, MTN Uganda  launched a new campaign in celebration of the twenty years it has operated in Uganda.

The new campaign Together, We Connect’, featuring a TV commercial, radio, print and billboards advertising, was launched nationwide and an interactive digital campaign in line with the theme is set to be launched later in the week.

Olivier Prentout, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Uganda explained that the campaign celebrates how society connects and in turn shows the role MTN has played in enabling people to connect over the last 20 years.

“We are humbled by the progress made by MTN Uganda in connecting Ugandans over the last twenty years; be it connecting families to their loved ones, businesses to customers or enabling friends to keep in touch,” he said.

In the TV commercial, there are several scenes that depict how by people coming together, the country is a better place. Through this campaign, MTN Uganda aims to demonstrate the power of connecting and how beautiful life can be if we live beyond our perceived differences.

MTN continues to show commitment on how it will enable connections. For the next 10 years, MTN will ensure that customers remain connected by enabling an efficient cashless economy through MTN Mobile Money and facilitating a faster and more convenient digital life through providing reliable and affordable data.

“While our products like voice, data, SMS or enterprise solutions are technology driven, we believe every Ugandan deserves the benefit of a connected and digital life.  At the end of it all, our bigger success lies in what our services deliver and do in ensuring Ugandans are connected beyond social-cultural tensions or geographical ‘lines’, everywhere they go” Olivier added.

Watch the #MTNat20 Together, we connect video here;

Pulse Video: Bosco Cheers Up revelers at the #MTNat20 Anniversary Celebrations

Bosco has been a household name from the time MTN Uganda launched what is widely viewed as its best promotional advert this year. Kasirye Siraje popularly known as Bosco to his fans, pulled off an ecstatic performance that left revelers craving for more humorous dance moves from the MoMoPay advert character at the #MTNat20 anniversary celebrations.

The expo that took place at Kololo Independence Grounds on October 19th, 2018 to 21st October 2018, attracted thousands of MTN Uganda’s loyal customers who were treated to amazing discount offers and unparalleled entertainment as they celebrated the glorious 20 years of MTN Uganda’s services.

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Pulse Photos: Thousands Turn up for the MTN at 20 Expo celebrations at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds

MTN Uganda, Uganda’s leading telecommunications company, through its 20 years in service celebrations is giving back to its loyal customers who have been with them since their launch in Uganda in 1998. Through a well-organized expo dubbed #MTNat20 taking place at Kololo ceremonial grounds, customers are getting all MTN products and services at discounted offers as a reward for their loyalty.

The celebrations started on the 19th of October 2018 with an opening ceremony that saw a number of dignitaries like Minister for ICT-Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission-Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi, MTN Uganda’s CEO-Wim Vanhelleputte among others in attendance to kick start the celebrations.

The celebrations have so far had thrilling entertainment performances from industry thought artistes and Deejays including; Lillian Mbabazi, Levixone, Juliana Kanyomozi, Deejay LL Uganda’s finest and the legendary Jose Chameleon who at the event applauded MTN Uganda for the support it has rendered to Uganda’s entertainment industry through sponsoring and partnering with musicians. ” MTN signed me one year after they launched in Uganda. The song (Mama Mia) I am singing reminds me a lot of that time and the support I received in my career, “Chameleon said.

Tumbling dances with extraordinary acrobatics performances were also part of the entertainment that left most of the viewers open eyed due to the impeccable and skillful performances and revelers are bound to experience more thrilling and fun moments in the due course of the Expo till the last day(Monday 22nd )

We have photos;

Minister for ICT Hon. Frank Tumwebaze signing on the wall of fame

MTN Uganda’s CEO Wim Inspecting the MTN Museum together with ICT Minister

Inside the Museum

CEO Wim giving his remarks about the  MTN at 20 Expo

Minister for ICT Hon. Frank Tumwebaze

Fire works that marked the beginning of the celebrations

The MTN Doom from where the Tidal and Pulse activations take place

Futuristic Innovations at the Expo 

5G -Driverless car

Event MC Ugandan Comedian Salvado

Jose Chameleon during his performance at the Expo

Tumbling acrobatic performances

Comedian Madrat and Chiko entertaining revelers


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Photo Credit: Kab Derrick

A look at the MTN 5G driverless car and what you should expect to see at the MTN at 20 Expo

Self-driving cars have evolved from lab-based, “technology of the future” to “this is really happening” technology and we shall all see this with our eyes at the MTN Expo roadway. While the Internet of Things (IOT) is something many ought to ignore, In less than 3 years we shall see 5G streaks accompanied by self driving cars, smart cities, virtual reality and artificial intelligence sit on the cusp of major breakthroughs.

At the MTN Expo this weekend, a 5G self driving car will give us a snippet of what to expect when MTN 5G is finally here. Imagine, a car that cruises with no driver in the top seat but instead uses GPS coordinates. Well, lets find out what 5G really means.

What’s so great about 5G?

The 5th generation wireless data evolution is what keeps many technologists and telecom engineers up at night these days. When It’s successfully launched, 5G will be the most significant data network advancement to date.

Although 5G promises to connect everything around us to a network that offers lighting fast speeds, responsiveness and reach to unlock the full capabilities of technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and the internet of things,the final piece in the puzzle for self-driving cars can’t be ignored as It will alter the way we travel as one of the cars will streak out some drift movements with no driver controlling it.

5G driverless car

While 5G will turn your phone into one sort of a super computer with an instinctive high bandwidth connection,self driving cars use 5G speeds compared to human reflexes as the MTN self driving car will rely on a 5G Wi-Fi network to drive through Kololo Airstrip with nothing like external control by a human. In other words, this is an experience you cant dare miss at a time when 5G is still work in progress with MTN bringing it closer to you.

Besides seeing a 5G driverless car come to life at the MTN expo, you should expect a preview of a smart city and how agriculture will transform into an easy gold mine with the power of MTN 5G. In addition, the driverless car will have exclusive features you might not have seen before beyond super cars from Tesla or Toyota and Ferrari. By the same fashion, the engine powering this MTN Driverless car is not that phenomenal but the technology embedded is beyond 5G driving us close to the future.

In a nutshell, You should expect to see a futuristic car in Uganda much more as the first of its kind in Kampala. Henceforth, during the MTN Uganda expo you will up your selfie game inside the driverless car spicing up your stay with the future of 5G at the MTN tent. See you then

Credit: Guest Writer-Humphery Mpairwe 


The Big October Baby: A story by Ritah Ayebare

I love to celebrate people. Most of the times its cake that stirs up my excitement. So October is here with lots of babies. lots of cake has been eaten and more is still to come. This month has given Me many blessings including the birth of my favorite internet service provider MTN Uganda. #MTNAt20

In October 1998, MTN was born in the pearl of Africa Uganda and since then,Mtn has proved to be the best at its game of providing the best services with it’s secret weapon CONSISTENCY. I can’t forget to say that its Ads give me life the current one ( Momopay ‘s Bosco) being my caller tune. Call me now and listen to Bosco ‘s story.

Well, Mtn Is set to have the longest birthday celebration ever (Six months y’all). This will include a number of events under the theme ” Celebrating the past, inspiring the future “. I’m more interested in the #MTNat20 Expo which will be at  kololo independence grounds from Friday 19th-22nd October. The Expo will have MTN showcasing innovations like  5G powered driverless car, a connected smart home, smart cow,robotic experience among other amazing innovations.

Ritah Ayebare at one of MTN Uganda’s events

Entrance is just Uganda shillings 5,000 that will on the other hand buy you drinks. This is almost free. Lots of fun, music, entertainment, partying and catching up with MTN officials. You might as well find that lady of ” ..your account balance is too low to complete this call, you can get an airtime loan… ….. ” ? at the Expo.

How can I forget to tell you about the crazy discounts on phones, accessories and other products. Well, plan not to die because it’s gonna be an experience of a life time and remember MTN got you everywhere you go… ?.