Weekly Review 5th -23th October 2020 -Highlights of the Commission’s engagements for the period

The International Regulators’ Forum: The Ag. Executive Director, Mrs Irene K. Sewankambo was a panellist at the annual International Regulators’ Forum from October 5-7, 2020. The event hosted virtually by the International Institute of Communications (IIC) in conjunction with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. The 3-day event brought together regulators from America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa to discuss three core themes; … Continue reading Weekly Review 5th -23th October 2020 -Highlights of the Commission’s engagements for the period

DIRECTIVE ON SALE OF SIM CARDS TO CORPORATE BODIES

The Commission refers to the letter dated 26th June 2020, wherein all telecom operators were directed to SUSPEND the sale of SIM Cards to corporate bodies including companies, Non-Government Organisations, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government and other unnatural persons. Further reference is made to the meeting of 19th August 2020 whereat the Commission presented and received comments from operators regarding the proposals that were … Continue reading DIRECTIVE ON SALE OF SIM CARDS TO CORPORATE BODIES

UCC’s message on International E-waste Day (IEWD) 2020

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) joins the world to commemorate the International E-waste Day 2020. As part of its regulatory intervention in the communications sector, UCC is a key stakeholder in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of communications (ICT) equipment, from acquisition to retirement. Uganda faces challenges in adequate and sustainable management of e-waste. Not only does the country lack quantifiable data and statistics on e-waste, … Continue reading UCC’s message on International E-waste Day (IEWD) 2020

MOBILE USERS DROP BUT MOBILE MONEY GAINS AS COVID-19 BITES

While mobile subscriptions dropped by 11%, internet subscriptions registered subdued growth, leaving mobile money as the standout performer, according to the latest market performance report that highlights the effects of COVID-19 on the ICT sector. The report indicates that mobile subscriptions dropped from 28.4 million at the end of March to 25.5 million at the end of June 2020. The 11% customer contraction is the … Continue reading MOBILE USERS DROP BUT MOBILE MONEY GAINS AS COVID-19 BITES

GIRL CHILD ‘UCC ED’ CALLS FOR END TO ONLINE ABUSE -It is a day 16-year-old Fatia Naigaga will never forget.

It is a day 16-year-old Fatia Naigaga will never forget. How could she when it’s the day she became the Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), even if it was just for two hours? It was symbolic, yes, but she said in her speech that the symbolism had inspired her to dream of one day holding down a position that big in real life. … Continue reading GIRL CHILD ‘UCC ED’ CALLS FOR END TO ONLINE ABUSE -It is a day 16-year-old Fatia Naigaga will never forget.

REMINDER TO PROVIDERS OF ONLINE DATA COMMUNICATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES TO OBTAIN AUTHORISATION

The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) was established under section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013 (the Act) as the regulator in the development of a modern communications sector that includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure.  In accordance with sections 2, 5 and 27 of the Act and Regulation 5 of the Uganda Communications (Content) Regulations 2019, UCC is mandated … Continue reading REMINDER TO PROVIDERS OF ONLINE DATA COMMUNICATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES TO OBTAIN AUTHORISATION

ATU Launches Competition to Support Young African Innovators and Combat COVID-19 -the competition is to identify and support young African innovators who have developed mobile applications for benefiting the fight to contain COVID-19

Press Release The Africa Telecommunication Union (ATU) on Thursday (20th August, 2020) launched the ATU Africa Innovations Challenge 2020; a competition designed to identify and support young African innovators who have developed mobile applications useful for benefiting the fight to contain COVID-19’ and possibly other emergency situations in Africa in future. According to the ATU Secretary General Mr. John OMO, top prize winner in the … Continue reading ATU Launches Competition to Support Young African Innovators and Combat COVID-19 -the competition is to identify and support young African innovators who have developed mobile applications for benefiting the fight to contain COVID-19

1.8 MILLION NEW SUBSCRIBERS GO MOBILE IN 3 MONTHS -between January and March 2020, the latest communications sector market performance report indicates.

A record 1.8 million new mobile subscribers joined the network between January and March 2020, the latest communications sector market performance report indicates. Thanks to this rise, mobile subscriptions stood at 28.4 million at the end of March 2020, up from 26.7 million three months earlier, representing a 7% quarter-on-quarter growth. With that, according to the quarterly report released by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) this … Continue reading 1.8 MILLION NEW SUBSCRIBERS GO MOBILE IN 3 MONTHS -between January and March 2020, the latest communications sector market performance report indicates.

EXPERTS DISCUSS TELECOMS ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY CONCERNS -The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Health Organisation (WHO), GSMA, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), among others, participated

KAMPALA- August 17, 2020-Concerns about the safety of telecommunications infrastructure are as old as the technology itself. Though not always supported by evidence, conspiracy theories abound regarding perceived dangers, including cancer, impotence among men, and more recently COVID-19. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) last week assembled a panel of high profile experts to address the prevailing safety and environmental issues around telecommunication developments and services … Continue reading EXPERTS DISCUSS TELECOMS ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY CONCERNS -The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Health Organisation (WHO), GSMA, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), among others, participated