UCC, AT THE ITU COUNCIL 2019

GENEVA – Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) Executive Director Mr Godfrey Mutabazi lead Uganda’s delegation for the International Telecommunications Union Council 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.   The Uganda delegation comprised Commission board Members including Hon Wanjuzi Wasieba and Ms Angwech Pamela Judith alongside Ms Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, the Director of Engineering, Communication, and Infrastructure among others. The Commission is mandated to coordinate and collaborate with the … Continue reading UCC, AT THE ITU COUNCIL 2019

UCC Spearheading growth of Uganda’s ICT sector

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) was established to implement the provisions of the Uganda Communications Act of 2013 with a principal goal of providing for the development of a modern communications sub-sector and Infrastructure in Uganda, in conformity with the operationalisation of the Communications Policy. The Commission’s mandate is to undertake a range of functions in the areas of licensing and standards, spectrum management, … Continue reading UCC Spearheading growth of Uganda’s ICT sector

The mobile telephone revolution

The MTN Uganda CEO Mr Wim Vanhellpute made a courtesy call at the Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) upon returning to the country. MTN Uganda shares the country’s dramatic Mobile telephony transformation which started round about 1996, as part of the ICT policy reform process when the government liberalised the telecommunication sector and opened it for competition by licensing multiple players. The year before, in … Continue reading The mobile telephone revolution

UCC commissions 22 broadband base stations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUSADE , JINJA MAY 30 – The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) in partnership with telecom giant MTN Uganda under the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) launched 22 3G base stations marking the start of the much anticipated network capable of covering the entire country with broadband internet service. The first 22 mega smart sites were all launched on Thursday with main event … Continue reading UCC commissions 22 broadband base stations

THE ICT REVOLUTION IN UGANDA

When the NRM government came to power in 1986, the concept of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) was unfamiliar in Uganda. At the time, only the Ministry of Finance and Makerere University boasted a mini-computer. This was a class of computers that had been designed in the 1960s and had a memory or storage capacity of about 4,000 words. The Ministry of Finance computer was … Continue reading THE ICT REVOLUTION IN UGANDA

UCC Weekly update 27th – 31st MAY 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) concluded the regional stakeholder’s forums for FM Radio Broadcasters with an epic engagement in Kampala at UCC House Bugolobi. The engagements have been conducted in Mbarara, Masindi, Gulu, Mbale and the last on in Kampala raise awareness on the legal and regulatory aspects in the broadcasting sector. Such forums are also is aimed to improve the information gaps and … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 27th – 31st MAY 2019

UCC LAUNCHES 22 BROADBAND BASE STATIONS

The Uganda Communications Commission has today Thursday 30th May 2019, launched twenty-two (22) Third Generation (3G) base stations for broadband connectivity in Uganda, and the main event was held at Namaganga in Jinja. The 3rd RCDF Policy is focusing on broadband rollout, a significant shift from the earlier projects implemented during the First and Second RCDF Policies that focused on access and usage of communication … Continue reading UCC LAUNCHES 22 BROADBAND BASE STATIONS

GODFREY MUTABAZI, – ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS DATA ECOSYSTEM

It is increasingly becoming difficult to separate our livelihood from the amazing innovations that are occurring on top of the telecommunications channels. Think about the new services in transport, e-commerce, business management, financial services, even health, just to name a few of the innovators that are exciting users and it is only the beginning. All of these innovations are riding on the telecommunications and payments … Continue reading GODFREY MUTABAZI, – ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS DATA ECOSYSTEM

UCC, FSDU PARTNER TO ADDRESS COMPETITION & CONSUMER PROTECTION CHALLENGES IN THE USE OF CUSTOMER DIGITAL TRAILS

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) is a Corporate body established under Section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act of 2013 to regulate communication services in Uganda including; telecommunications, broadcasting, postal, and courier services. Mandate; In it’s Data oversight mandates, (“data” means electronic representations of information in any form –The Uganda Communications Act, 2013) the Commission sought collaboration/partnership with Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU), an … Continue reading UCC, FSDU PARTNER TO ADDRESS COMPETITION & CONSUMER PROTECTION CHALLENGES IN THE USE OF CUSTOMER DIGITAL TRAILS

THE COMMUNICATIONS SECTOR AT A GLANCE

The NRM government has placed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as one of the key drivers of efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery, production processes and communication. Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) seeks to promote the development of a robust communications sector in Uganda. ICTs are playing a significant role in achieving the overall goal of the 2016 Manifesto that is “Taking Uganda to Modernity … Continue reading THE COMMUNICATIONS SECTOR AT A GLANCE