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 concerns of noncompliance on statutory, regulatory and quality of service requirements in FM Radio broadcasting.

The Commission launched twenty-two (22) Third Generation (3G) base stations for broadband connectivity in Uganda. The support was provided under the 3rd RCDF Policy that focuses on Broadband rollout to unserved, underserved and hard to reach areas. The Implementation was done by MTN Uganda by upgrading or building entirely new sites. The main event was held at Namaganga in Jinja. More details here; https://wp.me/paP880-gG

The Commission, in collaboration with Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU), undertook an appraisal of the Mobile Network Operator market conduct concerning third-party access to digital customer trails as well as the protection of customer interests. A validation workshop was conducted on 28th May 2019 with stakeholders from banking,

payments, retail credit, insurance, transport and logistics, Telecoms, among others. More details here; https://wp.me/paP880-gi

The Commission, Bank of Uganda and the East African Community secretariat alongside development partners Financial Sector Deepening Uganda and UN Capital Development Fund engaged financial service market players including Mobile Network Operators, on Interswitch and Agency banking.  The discussion focused on the introduction and governance of National Switch.

The Commission partnered with Quad-A as part of the efforts to improve the quality of Ugandan films. A week-long workshop for Audio Engineers was conducted by Quad-A, an organisation with demonstrated expertise in delivering excellent culturally driven productions, educating the next generation of audio engineers. The Workshop covered five areas of Audio Post-Production; Dialogue Editing, Foley, Sound Effects & Ambience, Music and Mixing. Ten participants successfully qualified for acquiring new and additional skills.

The ICT sector, including the Commission, has commenced preparations for the 3rd National Development Plan. This is being done under the guidance of the National Planning Authority

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