More Ugandans using smart gadgets as 500,000 Kabiriiti phones drop off the grid – Techjaja

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- Advertisement -The number of smart gadgets being shipped into Uganda has surpassed basic phones also popularly known as Kabiriiti, this comes against a backdrop of high internet usage among Ugandans. This is according to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) in its new quarterly report.- Advertisement - The report shows that in the last quarter of 2020, there was a reduction of devices, on the network by 500,000 units in comparison to feature and smart gadgets, which grew by more than 700,000 units.“In spite of the effect of covid-19, we have seen the growth of homeschooling, working from home. We have seen a growth in live streaming. Also in terms of response, the market probably has adopted more to smarter devices to enable this kind of functionality is compared to basic gadgets.”UCC’s Head of Public and International Relations...

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