MARKET PERFORMANCE REPORT SHOWS ROBUST GROWTH – JANUARY 2020

Mobile subscriptions in Uganda stood at 26.7 million in December 2019, a 3% jump from 25.7 million subscriptions four months earlier, the latest market performance report released by Uganda Communications Commission indicates. This growth translates into a penetration of 66 telephone lines per 100 as of December 2019, up from 63.7 lines per 100 at the end of September 2019, the report adds. That means … Continue reading MARKET PERFORMANCE REPORT SHOWS ROBUST GROWTH – JANUARY 2020

CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR ENHANCING ICT ADAPTION, SERVICE DELIVERY, CONTENT AND DIGITAL SKILLS FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

INTRODUCTION Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) has launched a call for business plan proposals to establish a collaboration on the implementation of key activities under a general thematic area of enhancing ICT adoption in agriculture among smallholder farmers. Therefore, RCDF III programme sets aside resources to be utilised under a collaborative grant framework between UCC/RCDF and a suitable partner, … Continue reading CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR ENHANCING ICT ADAPTION, SERVICE DELIVERY, CONTENT AND DIGITAL SKILLS FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

ENDIGYITO RADIO PROGRAMME REMAINS SUSPENDED – UCC directs that the programme ‘World Express’ on Endigyito Radio remain suspended until management satisfactorily demonstrates compliance with the law and standards.

Uganda Communications Commission has directed that the programme ‘World Express’ on Endigyito Radio remain suspended until management satisfactorily demonstrates that it will not continue to breach the law and standards. In her letter dated 20 May 2020, the Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo said the remedial measures proposed by Endigyito Radio so far are not adequate to justify the lifting of the suspension. “The … Continue reading ENDIGYITO RADIO PROGRAMME REMAINS SUSPENDED – UCC directs that the programme ‘World Express’ on Endigyito Radio remain suspended until management satisfactorily demonstrates compliance with the law and standards.

UCC announces return to office plan

Uganda Communications Commission has announced plans to resume full operations following H.E President Yoweri Museveni’s directive on the partial lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown. In his last national address on COVID-19 on 19 May 2020, H.E the President announced several measures to ease the lockdown, including usage of personal vehicles beginning 26 May 2020. Like most workplaces, the Commission froze operations at its offices in … Continue reading UCC announces return to office plan

CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR WIFI HOTSPOTS AT FIVE BORDER POSTS

Introduction Uganda Communications Commission through the Rural Communications Development Fund has launched a call for business plan proposals under a grant to cater for WIFI Hotspots at five border points across the country. Section 3 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 mandates the Commission to administer and run a fund for the development of rural communications and information and communication technology in the country. In … Continue reading CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR WIFI HOTSPOTS AT FIVE BORDER POSTS

Eng. IRENE KAGGWA SSEWANKAMBO | ICTs and the 4IR: How can Uganda harness these?

The history of the communications industry dates back to when messages were transported from one point to another by roadrunners and pigeons. This evolved into letter writing. Soon came inventions such as radio and telephone. Today we can have instant communication with almost anyone in the world, either via telephony or the internet. When we talk about Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), though, we are … Continue reading Eng. IRENE KAGGWA SSEWANKAMBO | ICTs and the 4IR: How can Uganda harness these?

UCC DONATES PPE TO COVID-19 RESPONSE

KAMPALA, 7 May 2020 – The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has contributed an assortment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the national COVID-19 response effort. The UCC support, worth UGX. 60,000,000, is directed towards the provision of protective gear for medical staff at the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. The items, which include 5,000 masks, 10,000 gloves and 252 coveralls, were handed over to … Continue reading UCC DONATES PPE TO COVID-19 RESPONSE

Africell donates 3 pickups to fight COVID-19

Africell Uganda has answered President Yoweri Museveni’s call for vehicles to help in the fight against COVID-19 by donating three pickups. Mr Ziad Daoud, the CEO, was on Tuesday joined by Ms Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, the Uganda Communications Commission Acting Executive Director, as the brand new Tata vehicles were handed over to the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Diana Atwiine. Commenting on the donation, which … Continue reading Africell donates 3 pickups to fight COVID-19

INNOVATION TEST-BED FOR EXISTING AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) plans to Establish an Innovation Test-bed for Existing and Emerging Technologies (5G, IoT, AI, ML/M2M, DLTs, IPV6, etc.). The Commission shall hold an online stakeholder consultation meeting for the same, on Thursday, May 7th 2020. The meeting will explore the setup & implementation of sustainable innovation test-beds that provides physical facilities, usable data, and relevant services for ICT related … Continue reading INNOVATION TEST-BED FOR EXISTING AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR INTERNET DATA BUNDLE -As you continue to stay and work at home following the COVID-19 lockdown

As many Ugandans continue to stay and work at home following the COVID-19 imposed lockdown, there is increased demand for Internet connectivity to facilitate work, business or keeping in touch with loved ones. However, data bundle usage remains a mystery to many people, leading to suspicion that they are being ripped off by the service providers. But as this article explains, subscribers hold the key … Continue reading HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR INTERNET DATA BUNDLE -As you continue to stay and work at home following the COVID-19 lockdown