COUNTERFEIT COMMUNICATION DEVICES’ DAYS ARE NUMBERED

It might look authentic, and even perform as if it were, but your communication device could well be counterfeit. And if it is counterfeit or fake, its days are numbered because Uganda Communications Commission has undertaken measures to block counterfeit phones. A counterfeit communications device is a mobile phone, tablet, router or other communication gadgets with an illegitimate IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. The … Continue reading COUNTERFEIT COMMUNICATION DEVICES’ DAYS ARE NUMBERED

Africa cyber security meeting opens in Kampala

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) regional Cyber Drill for Africa has kicked off at Kabira Country Club in Kampala with a call on African countries to take cybersecurity more seriously. The cyber drill is an annual event organised in the different regions of the ITU. This year, Uganda takes up the mantle from Ivory Coast, which hosted it in 2018. The cyber drill is based … Continue reading Africa cyber security meeting opens in Kampala

Consumers, telecoms interact at Lira Consumer Parliament

It is not often that communications service providers and their regulator jointly subject themselves to public questioning regarding service delivery. The Communications Consumer Parliament in Lira Town last  Friday provided this rare opportunity. As the more than three hundred people who turned up at Margaritha Palace Hotel can testify, the 10th Consumer Parliament lived up to its billing. Running under the theme, Be Right, Know … Continue reading Consumers, telecoms interact at Lira Consumer Parliament

PUBLIC NOTICE- THE UNDERGROUND COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION EXCHANGE PLATFORM (UCIIXP)

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) was established by the Uganda Communications Act of 2013 to facilitate the development of a modern communications sector in Uganda, including telecommunications, radio communications, broadcasting, postal communications, data communications and infrastructure. Communications infrastructure is globally recognised as being critical in driving major societal functions such as health, safety, security and economic well-being, as well as the effective functioning of government. Damage, … Continue reading PUBLIC NOTICE- THE UNDERGROUND COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION EXCHANGE PLATFORM (UCIIXP)

NEW COMMUNICATIONS REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN GAZZETTED

On 8th November, 2019, Eighteen Regulations were gazatted to operationalise the Uganda Communications Act of 2013. A prominent Kampala law firm; Kampala Associated Advocates has made comentires on the same worthy sharing as below; In Exercise of the powers conferred upon the Minister by section 93 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013, and in consultation with the Uganda Communications Commission, new Regulations have been made. … Continue reading NEW COMMUNICATIONS REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN GAZZETTED

UCC WEEKLY REVIEW

UFF returns with a bang With the Uganda Film Festival less than two weeks away, the official nominations list came out last week and, as expected, the excitement is palpable. The nominees’ list, which was published in New Vision and Daily Monitor last Friday, can also be found on the UCC web site (ucc.co.ug) as well as the Commission’s social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter). … Continue reading UCC WEEKLY REVIEW

NOMINATIONS LIST -UFF2019

The Uganda Film Festival 2019 will climax with an Awards Gala night on the 29th November 2019. The Award Prizes this year are Bigger, Bolder and Better. Below are this year’s nominees competing in the different categories. It is a battle of Titans! BEST CINEMATOGRAPY Okurut “NEGO” Paul (Lailah) Donald Mugisha (N.S.I.W.E) Kenneth Mugerwa (August) Edy Kasawull (Country of Men) BEST COSTUME DESIGN Nakibinge Swaibu … Continue reading NOMINATIONS LIST -UFF2019

UCC ED ON FINTECHS: INNOVATION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION GO HAND IN HAND

The Uganda Communications Commission Executive Director Mr Godfrey Mutabazi has called for responsible data management systems to protect consumers from risks associated with financial technology. In a key-note address at the two-day Africa Financial Technology Festival at Kampala Serena Hotel on Thursday, Mr Mutabazi explained that while data fuels the digital economy, it can be abused, something the Commission is mandated to prevent. The Fintechs … Continue reading UCC ED ON FINTECHS: INNOVATION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION GO HAND IN HAND

Eng Godfrey Mutabazi - UCC Executive Director and Chief Host

UCC SETS NEW FRAMEWORK FOR TELECOM LICENSING

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has unveiled a new framework for the licensing of telecommunications companies in Uganda. The new framework, which is in line with the new broadband policy, was launched during a half-day event at the Commission’s offices in Bugolobi last week. Explaining the rationale of the framework to the top executives of telecoms, the UCC Executive Director Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi noted that … Continue reading UCC SETS NEW FRAMEWORK FOR TELECOM LICENSING