UCC Weekly update 24th June – 5th July 2019

The Commission conducted training on the online Underground Communications Infrastructure Information Exchange Platfoŕm (UCIIXP)  for key stakeholders. The training was attended by communication infrastructure owners, Installers, telecom operators and including; NWSC, UNRA, NPA, Min of Works and KCCA. The platform is expected to mitigate the challenge of underground infrastructure damages during project implementation by enabling accurate and prompt information sharing on planned and existing underground infrastructure.

The Commission convened the Inaugural Telco forum the brought together C-suite Executives of all Mobile Network Operators at an Industry Breakfast on 27th June 2019 at UCC House Bugolobi. This was aimed at launching a platform for joint industry policy advocacy in critical engagements like tax planning as well as engagements with other statutory authorities including municipal councils and local governments and provide a platform for industry dialogue on continuing commercial threats within the industry.

The Commission in the exercise of its powers under sections 5(1)(j), 27, 31 and Schedule 4 of the Uganda Communication Act issued a directive to block access to illegal online data communication service providers under investigation for publishing defamatory content and operating with authorisation. This is to protect the public against further breach of the law through the websites in question.

The Commission, in collaboration with Netradar, is carrying out a pilot project aimed at Empowering consumers of telecommunication services to monitor the quality of voice and data broadband services they receive. As such, consumers have an opportunity to see what speeds they are getting from their service providers by volunteering to take part in the project. https://wp.me/paP880-jN

The Commission through its Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) launched a one-stop community centre in Kitgum on Thursday, June 27, to provide information for citizens on public services.  The centre, dubbed ” Public information centre”, can handle 160 people a day and similar interventions have been made in Kasese, Mubende and Moroto. https://wp.me/paP880-k7

The Commission and other government agencies are participating in the 23rd East African Communication Organisation (EACO) Congress and the 26th Assemblies meetings organized in collaboration with Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority from 1st to 5th July 2019 at the Bank of Tanzania Training Institute in Mwanza, Tanzania under the theme “Positioning the East African Region in Digital Economy”. The 23rd EACO Congress will among other things discuss practical ways to enhance the development of the Communications sector within the EAC region by digitalising its Economy

A team from the Commission alongside a team from Impact Logistics the company that installed the Digital Logger expansion around the country inspected content monitoring sites in Arua, Gulu, Hoima, Fortportal, Kabale, Mbarara and Njeru to establish compliance to the service level agreement and assess the operational conditions of the loggers. The Digital Logger records broadcast content for monitoring.

The Commission completed the process of collecting written comments on the draft Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Framework  proposing the governance and provision of internet exchange services in Uganda in line with the National Broadband Policy, which identifies the internet exchange point in the realization of the national objective of establishing a high speed, robust and secure internet in Uganda. Comments were invited for submission to UCC by close of business of 5th July 2019. Important information on issues around the IXP in Uganda on this link; https://wp.me/paP880-jv

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