UCC Weekly update 3rd – 14th June 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) had an exceptional consumer outreach in West Nile. The areas covered include; Kubala, Arua municipality and Paidha. The activity, unfortunately, had to be postponed while in Odramacaco in compliance with the advisory from the Ministry of Health suspending all mass gatherings and market days at DRC border Communities.

The Commission is however grateful to the licenced operators that participated in the Consumer Help Week notably; MTN, Airtel, Africell, Uganda Telecom, AzamTV, Arua One and Radio Pascis. The Regulator and the operators were able to appreciate and interact with the issues raised and will address accordingly. Special thanks to the operators who have offered their platforms for the mass sensitisation on how to avoid the spread of Ebola.

The Executive Director Mr Godfrey Mutabazi lead Uganda’s delegation to the International Telecommunications Union Council 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. https://wp.me/paP880-hG  

The Commission launch a School ICT labs project at Ngabo Academy in Mbarara under the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF). Mr Geoffrey Sengendo the Head Technical Services – RCDF representing the Executive Director –UCC, officiated at the launch of the learn to Earn Project for Makindye Association of People With Disabilities. The Commission under the RCDF has committed to providing ICT access devices/computers to the Association. This intervention is in line with the Commission’s purpose to ensure equity for all in as far as realising the benefits of ICTs.

The Commission hosted ATC and EATON towers for a discussion on the planned acquisition of Eaton towers by ATC group. These multilateral engagements are aimed at reviewing the acquisition process together with the commercial and competition issues that may arise from this transaction.

The Commission is participating in the consultation and development of the national digital transformation agenda: the digital Uganda Vision, which aims at providing a comprehensive roadmap for Uganda’s digital future.

The Commission is participating in the Postal Union (PAPU) Assembly meeting in Burkina Faso that is reviewing and discussing ways to develop Africa’s postal industry. The UPU strategy forum for the African region is also ongoing where the international organisation is receiving input from Africa on strategies to develop the global postal industry having. Uganda is a member of the expert group on postal strategy development and is represented by UCC, UPL and MoICT.

The Commission has published standards and guidelines for Digital Video Broadcast receivers;  FM Radio Station; Programme Making and Special Events and Personal Mobile Radios. https://wp.me/paP880-hT

The Commission has partnered with the Internet Society – Uganda Chapter, to equip young users with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the online risks as well as how to navigate them. https://wp.me/paP880-6B The Commission is calling for applications for a data collection facilitator for the 2019 study on children online in Uganda. https://wp.me/paP880-ia

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