UCC bids farewell to Hon Frank Tumwebaze

The Uganda Communications Commission board, management and staff on Wednesday hosted the outgoing Minister of ICT and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze to a cocktail in appreciation of his leadership of and contribution to the sector. Hon. Tumwebaze, who has been the minister responsible for the communications sector since 2016, was in December 2019 re-assigned to the ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in a … Continue reading UCC bids farewell to Hon Frank Tumwebaze

2019 IN REVIEW: EVENTS, ACTIVITIES THAT STOOD OUT

Even in an action-packed year, as 2019 was for Uganda Communications Commission, some events, activities and developments managed to stand out, as this report shows RCDF on a mission – The Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) relentlessly pursued its mission to connect government-aided schools in the country to the Internet. By the end of the year, RCDF records indicated that more than 1,000 schools had … Continue reading 2019 IN REVIEW: EVENTS, ACTIVITIES THAT STOOD OUT

UGANDAN ACTOR NTARE ANNOUNCES $1,000 FILM CHALLENGE

Hollywood star Ntare Mwine has given Ugandan filmmakers a shot in the arm by introducing a short film competition where the winner will take home USD 1,000 (approximately Shs 3.7 million). Mr Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, who holds both Ugandan and American citizenship, unveiled the challenge while meeting film stakeholders who converged at the Uganda Communications Commission head office in Bugolobi on Sunday, 29th December … Continue reading UGANDAN ACTOR NTARE ANNOUNCES $1,000 FILM CHALLENGE

HOW TO MAKE YOUR SIM CARD SAFE

The attention of the Uganda Communications Commission has been drawn to the headline, “Is Your SIM Card Safe?” in The New Vision of Friday, December 27, 2019. The gist of the news story is that seven suspects have been arrested in connection with irregular SIM card registration. According to the article, SIM card registration agents with criminal intent trick unsuspecting customers to press their finger … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE YOUR SIM CARD SAFE

UCC, UTB to sign MOU on film promotion

The Uganda Communications Commission and Uganda Tourism Board are two government agencies with two divergent mandates, but they share a deep sense of duty to grow the film industry in Uganda. This shared sense of duty has gradually developed into a bond that is set to be formalised through a memorandum of understanding. As the UTB Chief Executive Officer Ms Lilly Ajarova and her UCC … Continue reading UCC, UTB to sign MOU on film promotion

Museveni impressed by ICT innovations

The inaugural ICT Innovation Expo got off to an impressive start on Tuesday, with the chief guest President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni describing what he had seen as “renaissance” and pledging his government’s continued support to the sector. Conceived and organised by the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, the first of its kind expo that was held at the Uganda Institute of Information and Communication … Continue reading Museveni impressed by ICT innovations

UCC ready for global AIDS conference

Uganda Communications Commission is proud to be associated with Uganda’s successful bid to host the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Africa (ICASA) in 2021. To win, Uganda beat off stiff competition from Kenya in the final race, having earlier prevailed over Nigeria, Zambia and Tunisia. UCC’s role was to offer technical backing for the bid, following an invitation by Uganda … Continue reading UCC ready for global AIDS conference

TELECOMS ASKED TO APPLY FOR NEW LOOK LICENSES

Telecommunications operators have up to 30th January 2020 to formally notify the Uganda Communications Commission which license categories they want to apply for under the new licensing regime. Having concluded a review of the new licensing framework for the telecommunications sector and approved various license categories, the Commission recently wrote to concerned telecom operators and service providers confirming the new terms and reminding them to … Continue reading TELECOMS ASKED TO APPLY FOR NEW LOOK LICENSES

UCC ED SPEAKS ON AI REGULATION CHALLENGES

As Artificial Intelligence continues to take the world by storm, adequate regulation is necessary to safeguard the interests of consumers while maintaining fair competition among service providers, the UCC Executive Director has said. Delivering a paper on “Ethics in and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence” at the 5th Engineers Forum at Hotel Africana on 6th December 2019, Mr Godfrey Mutabazi said it’s the communication regulator’s mandate … Continue reading UCC ED SPEAKS ON AI REGULATION CHALLENGES