MARKET PERFORMANCE REPORT SHOWS ROBUST GROWTH – JANUARY 2020

Mobile subscriptions in Uganda stood at 26.7 million in December 2019, a 3% jump from 25.7 million subscriptions four months earlier, the latest market performance report released by Uganda Communications Commission indicates. This growth translates into a penetration of 66 telephone lines per 100 as of December 2019, up from 63.7 lines per 100 at the end of September 2019, the report adds. That means … Continue reading MARKET PERFORMANCE REPORT SHOWS ROBUST GROWTH – JANUARY 2020

ENDIGYITO RADIO PROGRAMME REMAINS SUSPENDED – UCC directs that the programme ‘World Express’ on Endigyito Radio remain suspended until management satisfactorily demonstrates compliance with the law and standards.

Uganda Communications Commission has directed that the programme ‘World Express’ on Endigyito Radio remain suspended until management satisfactorily demonstrates that it will not continue to breach the law and standards. In her letter dated 20 May 2020, the Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo said the remedial measures proposed by Endigyito Radio so far are not adequate to justify the lifting of the suspension. “The … Continue reading ENDIGYITO RADIO PROGRAMME REMAINS SUSPENDED – UCC directs that the programme ‘World Express’ on Endigyito Radio remain suspended until management satisfactorily demonstrates compliance with the law and standards.

UCC announces return to office plan

Uganda Communications Commission has announced plans to resume full operations following H.E President Yoweri Museveni’s directive on the partial lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown. In his last national address on COVID-19 on 19 May 2020, H.E the President announced several measures to ease the lockdown, including usage of personal vehicles beginning 26 May 2020. Like most workplaces, the Commission froze operations at its offices in … Continue reading UCC announces return to office plan

CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR WIFI HOTSPOTS AT FIVE BORDER POSTS

Introduction Uganda Communications Commission through the Rural Communications Development Fund has launched a call for business plan proposals under a grant to cater for WIFI Hotspots at five border points across the country. Section 3 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 mandates the Commission to administer and run a fund for the development of rural communications and information and communication technology in the country. In … Continue reading CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR WIFI HOTSPOTS AT FIVE BORDER POSTS

UCC DONATES PPE TO COVID-19 RESPONSE

KAMPALA, 7 May 2020 – The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has contributed an assortment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the national COVID-19 response effort. The UCC support, worth UGX. 60,000,000, is directed towards the provision of protective gear for medical staff at the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. The items, which include 5,000 masks, 10,000 gloves and 252 coveralls, were handed over to … Continue reading UCC DONATES PPE TO COVID-19 RESPONSE

Africell donates 3 pickups to fight COVID-19

Africell Uganda has answered President Yoweri Museveni’s call for vehicles to help in the fight against COVID-19 by donating three pickups. Mr Ziad Daoud, the CEO, was on Tuesday joined by Ms Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, the Uganda Communications Commission Acting Executive Director, as the brand new Tata vehicles were handed over to the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Diana Atwiine. Commenting on the donation, which … Continue reading Africell donates 3 pickups to fight COVID-19

INNOVATION TEST-BED FOR EXISTING AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) plans to Establish an Innovation Test-bed for Existing and Emerging Technologies (5G, IoT, AI, ML/M2M, DLTs, IPV6, etc.). The Commission shall hold an online stakeholder consultation meeting for the same, on Thursday, May 7th 2020. The meeting will explore the setup & implementation of sustainable innovation test-beds that provides physical facilities, usable data, and relevant services for ICT related … Continue reading INNOVATION TEST-BED FOR EXISTING AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

DON’T BE CONNED, GUARD AGAINST FRAUDSTERS – Social Media is an excellent place for identity theft, as all the information criminals need to pursue you is freely available online

Social media is an excellent place for identity theft, as all the information criminals need to pursue you is freely available online; whether it’s your date of birth or your mother’s maiden name on your Facebook account. You may be thinking, “Criminals can’t see that information… I’ve blocked it in my privacy settings.” Well, read on to see the tricks fraudsters use to gain control … Continue reading DON’T BE CONNED, GUARD AGAINST FRAUDSTERS – Social Media is an excellent place for identity theft, as all the information criminals need to pursue you is freely available online

ITU Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) in 5G Challenge

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) invite you to participate in the ITU Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in 5G Challenge, a competition which is scheduled to run from now until the end of the year. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be the dominant technology of the future and will impact every corner of society. In particular, AI / ML (machine learning) will shape how communication networks, a lifeline … Continue reading ITU Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) in 5G Challenge

Top TV summoned over moderator’s conduct

Uganda Communications Commission has summoned the management of Top Television to defend itself against complaints that a programme aired on 20 April 2020 was in breach of the Minimum Broadcasting Standards. During the show, parts of which have been widely shared on social media, the moderator Joan Nakintu Lule attacked her guest, Miss Uganda Oliver Nakakande, in a manner that was widely perceived as unprofessional. … Continue reading Top TV summoned over moderator’s conduct