UCC LAUNCHES FREE WI-FI HOTSPOT PROJECT -to provide broadband services at the five border posts

KAMPALA – Wednesday, August 12, 2020: Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) has launched a Wi-Fi hotspot project covering five border posts across the country. The project, to be implemented by Blue Crane Communications Limited, an Internet Service Provider, will provide broadband services at the five border posts of Mutukula (Kyotera); Vurra (Arua); Malaba (Tororo); Elegu (Amuru); Bunagana (Kisoro). Launching … Continue reading UCC LAUNCHES FREE WI-FI HOTSPOT PROJECT -to provide broadband services at the five border posts

UCC partners with women PWDs to promote ICT- by equip girls and women Persons with Disabilities with digital skills.

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has partnered with the National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) to equip girls and women Persons with Disabilities with digital skills. As part of this collaboration, a high level round table discussion was organised at the Skyz Hotel in Naguru recently. The focus of the roundtable was to harmonise efforts geared towards bridging the digital gap for girls … Continue reading UCC partners with women PWDs to promote ICT- by equip girls and women Persons with Disabilities with digital skills.

UCC, UTB SIGN MOU TO PROMOTE FILM TOURISM -And improve Uganda’s brand as a film and tourism destination.

What started as a courtesy visit by the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) Executive Director to her Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) counterpart in December 2019, this week metamorphosed into a formal partnership. UCC and UTB are two government agencies with two distinct mandates. However, they share profound enthusiasm for the film industry in Uganda, having identified it as a potential driver of tourism, among other benefits. … Continue reading UCC, UTB SIGN MOU TO PROMOTE FILM TOURISM -And improve Uganda’s brand as a film and tourism destination.

RCDF DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN HEADS EAST- In a bid to address the digital literacy gap, targeting informal business actors in their workspaces

If there is anything COVID-19 has taught us, it is the growing importance of being able to conduct business at arm’s length, as opposed to the physical contact we are used to. This is particularly critical for the informal sector, which dominates business in Uganda, but is also the least likely to embrace digitisation due to a dearth in requisite skills, among other bottlenecks. Long … Continue reading RCDF DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN HEADS EAST- In a bid to address the digital literacy gap, targeting informal business actors in their workspaces

UCC ROLE IN CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT; Creating an enabling environment, developing standards, and facilitating the growth and development of the sector

On 29th December 2019, Uganda’s most prominent name in the world of film Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine spent a fruitful afternoon at the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) offices in Bugolobi, giving a pep talk to creative artists. He met more than 150 artists that day. For good measure, Ntare used the occasion to announce a short film competition whose cash prize has since grown from … Continue reading UCC ROLE IN CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT; Creating an enabling environment, developing standards, and facilitating the growth and development of the sector

UCC, UICT START ONLINE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING -to train digital skilling community instructors who will in turn impart digital skills among local communities in Uganda

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has partnered with Uganda Institute of Information and Communication Technology (UICT) to train digital skilling community instructors who will in turn impart digital skills among local communities in Uganda. The online digital training of trainers, which was launched during a Zoom meeting on 30th July 2020, aims to enhance digital skills through training for selected ICT instructors or change agents. Implemented … Continue reading UCC, UICT START ONLINE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING -to train digital skilling community instructors who will in turn impart digital skills among local communities in Uganda

REVISED RADIO LICENSING FRAMEWORK EXPLAINED -all radio broadcasters in Uganda are required to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses by July 31, 2020

The revision of the licensing framework for radio broadcasting has been necessitated by the realisation that the current regime is outdated and out of touch with new realities, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has explained. In line with the new licensing framework, all radio broadcasters in Uganda are required to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses of their choice by July 31, 2020. In … Continue reading REVISED RADIO LICENSING FRAMEWORK EXPLAINED -all radio broadcasters in Uganda are required to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses by July 31, 2020

MTN UGANDA GETS LICENSE EXTENSION OF 12 YEARS – After MTN Uganda substantially complied with its financial, technical and legal obligations.

MTN Uganda has been granted a 12-year operation license extension effective July 1, 2020, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) announced. At a brief ceremony held at the UCC offices in Bugolobi, Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo congratulated MTN on this “momentous occasion” while the MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhellpute pledged “to deliver a new digital life to everyone, everywhere.” MTN Uganda was first granted … Continue reading MTN UGANDA GETS LICENSE EXTENSION OF 12 YEARS – After MTN Uganda substantially complied with its financial, technical and legal obligations.

UCC SUSPENDS URBAN TV PROGRAMME -After several viewers complained about its content that was deemed offensive and scandalous.

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has suspended a programme airing on Urban TV after several viewers complained about its content that was deemed offensive and scandalous. Although the Commission has since learnt from social media that the programme Scoop on Scoop is currently off air, the regulatory due process, which was already in motion, continues. UCC first received complaints about Scoop on Scoop in May 2020, … Continue reading UCC SUSPENDS URBAN TV PROGRAMME -After several viewers complained about its content that was deemed offensive and scandalous.

UCC SUSPENDS SIM CARD REGISTRATION FOR CORPORATE BODIES -following complaints alleging failure to adhere to the set SIM card registration processes

Following allegations of fraud in Sim card registration, especially regarding corporate bodies, Uganda Communications Commission has temporarily suspended the sale of Sim cards to companies, NGOs and public institutions pending investigations. In a letter issued last week, the UCC Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo directed all operators “to immediately suspend the sale of SIM cards to companies, Non-Governmental Organisations, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of … Continue reading UCC SUSPENDS SIM CARD REGISTRATION FOR CORPORATE BODIES -following complaints alleging failure to adhere to the set SIM card registration processes