TELECOMS ASKED TO APPLY FOR NEW LOOK LICENSES

Telecommunications operators have up to 30th January 2020 to formally notify the Uganda Communications Commission which license categories they want to apply for under the new licensing regime. Having concluded a review of the new licensing framework for the telecommunications sector and approved various license categories, the Commission recently wrote to concerned telecom operators and service providers confirming the new terms and reminding them to … Continue reading TELECOMS ASKED TO APPLY FOR NEW LOOK LICENSES

UCC ED SPEAKS ON AI REGULATION CHALLENGES

As Artificial Intelligence continues to take the world by storm, adequate regulation is necessary to safeguard the interests of consumers while maintaining fair competition among service providers, the UCC Executive Director has said. Delivering a paper on “Ethics in and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence” at the 5th Engineers Forum at Hotel Africana on 6th December 2019, Mr Godfrey Mutabazi said it’s the communication regulator’s mandate … Continue reading UCC ED SPEAKS ON AI REGULATION CHALLENGES

THE WEEKLY REVIEW

LAILAH WINS BIG AT UFF The Uganda Film Festival 2019 came to a glamourous climax last Friday with a movie named Lailah the biggest winner of the evening. Lailah, whose director is serial winner Richard Mulindwa, won five awards; Best Post Production, Best Feature Film, Best Actor in a Feature Film and Viewer’s Choice. Besides Lailah, for which Patrick Nkakalukanyi won Best Actor, other outstanding … Continue reading THE WEEKLY REVIEW

Lailah shines as UFF 2019 ends on a high

KAMPALA – Lailah was the biggest winner of the evening as the Uganda Film Festival (UFF) came to a glamorous climax last Friday. Lailah is the title of a Richard Mulindwa movie, which scooped five awards; Best Post Production, Best Feature Film, Best Actor in a Feature Film and Viewer’s Choice. The festival, which was held at the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology … Continue reading Lailah shines as UFF 2019 ends on a high

WINNERS UFF 2019

SUMMARY OF AWARDS BEST SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY – BED OF THORNS BEST POST PRODUCTION / EDITING – LAILAH BEST FEATURE FILM – LAILAH BEST DIRECTOR – LAILAH BEST SOUND DESIGN – BED OF THRONES BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – AUGUST BEST COSTUME DESIGN – RED RATS BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – AUGUST BEST INDIGENOUS FILM – TEST OF FAITH BEST EAST AFRICAN FILM – MY VILLAGE BEST INTERNATIONAL … Continue reading WINNERS UFF 2019

COUNTERFEIT COMMUNICATION DEVICES’ DAYS ARE NUMBERED

It might look authentic, and even perform as if it were, but your communication device could well be counterfeit. And if it is counterfeit or fake, its days are numbered because Uganda Communications Commission has undertaken measures to block counterfeit phones. A counterfeit communications device is a mobile phone, tablet, router or other communication gadgets with an illegitimate IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. The … Continue reading COUNTERFEIT COMMUNICATION DEVICES’ DAYS ARE NUMBERED

Africa cyber security meeting opens in Kampala

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) regional Cyber Drill for Africa has kicked off at Kabira Country Club in Kampala with a call on African countries to take cybersecurity more seriously. The cyber drill is an annual event organised in the different regions of the ITU. This year, Uganda takes up the mantle from Ivory Coast, which hosted it in 2018. The cyber drill is based … Continue reading Africa cyber security meeting opens in Kampala

Consumers, telecoms interact at Lira Consumer Parliament

It is not often that communications service providers and their regulator jointly subject themselves to public questioning regarding service delivery. The Communications Consumer Parliament in Lira Town last  Friday provided this rare opportunity. As the more than three hundred people who turned up at Margaritha Palace Hotel can testify, the 10th Consumer Parliament lived up to its billing. Running under the theme, Be Right, Know … Continue reading Consumers, telecoms interact at Lira Consumer Parliament

PUBLIC NOTICE- THE UNDERGROUND COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION EXCHANGE PLATFORM (UCIIXP)

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) was established by the Uganda Communications Act of 2013 to facilitate the development of a modern communications sector in Uganda, including telecommunications, radio communications, broadcasting, postal communications, data communications and infrastructure. Communications infrastructure is globally recognised as being critical in driving major societal functions such as health, safety, security and economic well-being, as well as the effective functioning of government. Damage, … Continue reading PUBLIC NOTICE- THE UNDERGROUND COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION EXCHANGE PLATFORM (UCIIXP)