UPCOUNTRY LIBRARIES EQUIPPED TO CHAMPION E-GOVERNMENT SERVICES

If you need a passport you don’t have to travel to Kampala to line up at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, for this service is now online, the UCC Head of Consumer Affairs Joseph Kizito told an attentive crowd at the Hoima Public Library on Friday. “If you have a child who has sat national exams, you don’t have to go to Kampala to check … Continue reading UPCOUNTRY LIBRARIES EQUIPPED TO CHAMPION E-GOVERNMENT SERVICES

UCC Cyber Stars competition launched

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has moved to tackle the growing cyber threat by launching the first-ever cybersecurity competition targeting university students. More than 500 university students aged 18-24 participated in an inaugural workshop on cybersecurity techniques at the Commission head office in Bugolobi on Friday, February 21, 2020. The workshop, sponsored by UCC and Silensec, an Information Security Management Consulting and Training Company, and conducted … Continue reading UCC Cyber Stars competition launched

DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN TARGETS MARKET VENDORS

The hustle and bustle of Mbarara Central market came to a standstill on Tuesday afternoon as the digital literacy campaign got off to a promising start in South-Western Uganda. It was the same story in Soroti town, Eastern Uganda, as Uganda Communications Commission through the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) took digital services to the people – literally. Young and old, men and women, they … Continue reading DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN TARGETS MARKET VENDORS

FACILITATING THE REALIZATION OF MAXIMUM SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFIT FROM THE RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM IN UGANDA

Radio frequency spectrum is a critical necessity to every wireless/radio communication device or system, ranging from simple systems like remote control keys to aviation (aircraft-to-ground) and space communication systems.  However, radio frequency spectrum is a limited resource. It is, therefore, important that it is used optimally and that users do not interfere with each other. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the regulator of the Communications … Continue reading FACILITATING THE REALIZATION OF MAXIMUM SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFIT FROM THE RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM IN UGANDA

Distinguishing features of the New Telecom licenses summarised

Developments and concerns such as over duplication in infrastructure roll-out and the high cost of investment, emerging markets and services, high demand for spectrum resources and regulatory arbitrage, have necessitated a review of the telecommunications licensing framework. Below are the distinguishing features of the New Telecommunications liensing framework summarised. NTO – National Telecom Operator; PSP – Public Service Provider; PIP – Public Infrastructure Provider IT … Continue reading Distinguishing features of the New Telecom licenses summarised

UCC HIGHLIGHTS – JANUARY 2020

SIM boxers get six (6) years SIM boxing will land you in jail! Four men learnt this the hard way after they were convicted and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 20 months to six years last week. On Wednesday, Buganda Road Court Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis convicted Ibrahim Kagulire, 20, Denis Musaazi, 21, and Maxie Bingi, 34, on their own plea of guilty. The … Continue reading UCC HIGHLIGHTS – JANUARY 2020

Communication Sector Report – September 2019

Mobile telephony in Uganda continues to register robust growth with mobile money, in particular, standing out. According to the latest communications sector performance report, mobile money subscriptions (registered) grew by a remarkable two million between December 2018 and September 2019. During the same period, mobile money subscribers that are active over 90 days grew by 1 million. Compiled by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the Telecommunications, … Continue reading Communication Sector Report – September 2019

QUALITY OF SERVICE FINDINGS FOR MOBILE VOICE TELEPHONY AND DATA SERVICES IN UGANDA

Background Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) was established by the Uganda Communications Act 2013 to champion the development of a modern Communications sector, which includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure. The functions of UCC include promoting and safeguarding the interests of consumers and operators as regards the quality of communications services and equipment. In fulfilment of this, UCC sets standards for … Continue reading QUALITY OF SERVICE FINDINGS FOR MOBILE VOICE TELEPHONY AND DATA SERVICES IN UGANDA

APPROVED NEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSE CATEGORIES

After considering all relevant factors, the UCC, in exercise of its mandate under sections 5(1)(b),(v), 6(1)(a) (e), 21, 22, 24, 25 of the Act and the Regulations made thereunder, the UCC approved the following new categories of licenses for immediate implementation: National Telecom Operator (NTO) license This licence shall be granted to an operator that demonstrates financial and technical capacity to establish and operate a … Continue reading APPROVED NEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSE CATEGORIES

WHY THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSE FRAMEWORK WAS REVIEWED

The current license framework has been in effect since 2006. Given the dynamic nature of the ICT sector, several factors have necessitated a review of the licensing framework, to wit: Industry Developments The current licensing framework has resulted in increased investment, entry of new players, innovative business models and services in the digital ecosystem. The existing licensing framework has increased the total number of operators … Continue reading WHY THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSE FRAMEWORK WAS REVIEWED