UCC LAUNCHES E-SERVICE PORTAL

KAMPALA: December 02-12-2021 – Providers of communications services in Uganda will now be able to apply for Short Codes and Type Approval online, thanks to the Uganda Communications Commission’s new e-Service portal. By visiting eservices.ucc.co.ug, clients can sign up and apply for either Type Approval or Short Code, as well as track the progress of their application. The portal is currently offering these two services … Continue reading UCC LAUNCHES E-SERVICE PORTAL

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1,400 HOUSEHOLDS TO GET FREE SOLAR TABLETS

KAMPALA: November 30, 2021 – Uganda Communications Commission is distributing solar powered tablets to selected households across the country as part of a proof of concept pilot project on the contribution of ICTs in the eradication of household poverty. Undertaken by the Uganda Communications Universal Services Access Fund (UCUSAF), the project is targeting up to 1,400 underserved households in eight sub-countries across Uganda’s four regions. … Continue reading 1,400 HOUSEHOLDS TO GET FREE SOLAR TABLETS

CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/UCUSAF GRANT FOR “ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, ICT ADAPTION, DIGITAL SKILLS AND ACCESS TO E-SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), through The Uganda Communications Universal Service and Access Fund (UCUSAF), which is a Universal Service Fund (USF) for communications in Uganda, has launched a call for business plan proposals to establish a collaboration on the implementation of key activities under a general thematic area of addressing digital inclusiveness of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ICT. Therefore, the UCUSAF III programme sets aside … Continue reading CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/UCUSAF GRANT FOR “ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, ICT ADAPTION, DIGITAL SKILLS AND ACCESS TO E-SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

COMESA TEAM VISITS UCC OVER REGIONAL TRADE

Last week – Uganda Communications Commission hosted a team from the COMESA Business Council to discuss the Regional Digital Inclusion Project. The COMESA Business Council is implementing a Digital Financial Inclusion programme that supports the design, development and deployment of an integrated regional digital retail payment platform that is low-cost, interoperable and fraud-resistant to serve Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the region. The … Continue reading COMESA TEAM VISITS UCC OVER REGIONAL TRADE

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH NEXT MEDIA’S KIN KARIISA

4th NOVEMBER 2021 Kin is the Chief Executive Officer of Next Media Services, the holding company for NBS TV, Nile Post, Sanyuka TV, Next radio, Salam TV, Next Communication and Next Productions and a host of other companies as well as the sitting Board Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters and Soliton Telmec a leading telecommunication technology company in East Africa. Here Kin spares … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH NEXT MEDIA’S KIN KARIISA

URBAN TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘SHORT CIRCUIT’

KAMPALA, 23-10-2021-Uganda Communications Commission has ordered Urban TV to immediately suspend its Short Circuit programme after the station ignored the regulator’s directive to have it rescheduled. The Commission on 18th October 2021 wrote to eleven TV stations directing them to reschedule their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm, and 5 am with effect from Wednesday, 20th October 2021. However, in utter … Continue reading URBAN TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘SHORT CIRCUIT’

SPARK TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘LIVE WIRE’

KAMPALA, 21-10-2021-Uganda Communications Commission has ordered Spark TV to immediately suspend its Live Wire programme after the station appeared to ignore the regulator’s directive to have it rescheduled. The Commission on 18th October 2021 wrote to eleven TV stations directing them to reschedule their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm, and 5 am, with effect from Wednesday this week. However, while … Continue reading SPARK TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘LIVE WIRE’

12 TV GOSSIP SHOWS ORDERED TO AIR PAST 10 PM  

KAMPALA, 20-10-2021-Eleven TV stations have been advised to switch their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm and 5 am with effect from Wednesday this week if they wish to keep them on air. The stations will still have to ensure that their programmes comply with the Minimum Broadcasting Standards, the Ag. Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission said in a … Continue reading 12 TV GOSSIP SHOWS ORDERED TO AIR PAST 10 PM  

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH TIK TOK’S FORTUNE MGWILI-SIBANDA

13th OCTOBER 2021 Fortune is the Director Public Policy for TikTok (ByteDance) in Africa. Here he spares a moment to answer a few questions from consumers… Where does TikTok store user data, and how can we be sure of its safety? The privacy and security of our users is a top priority for TikTok. We are committed to providing a safe and protected platform for … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH TIK TOK’S FORTUNE MGWILI-SIBANDA

UCC CAUTIONS TV STATIONS ON ABUSIVE CONTENT; And programmes that offend the Minimum Broadcasting Standards

The Uganda Communications Commission has asked producers and presenters of specific programmes on 12 TV stations to comply with minimum broadcasting standards or risk regulatory sanctions. The presenters, producers and station managers on Thursday, 7th October 2021, held a meeting with UCC officials at the head office in Bugolobi to discuss the controversial programmes that have been subject to increasing complaints from members of the … Continue reading UCC CAUTIONS TV STATIONS ON ABUSIVE CONTENT; And programmes that offend the Minimum Broadcasting Standards