UCC SUSPENDS URBAN TV PROGRAMME -After several viewers complained about its content that was deemed offensive and scandalous.

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has suspended a programme airing on Urban TV after several viewers complained about its content that was deemed offensive and scandalous. Although the Commission has since learnt from social media that the programme Scoop on Scoop is currently off air, the regulatory due process, which was already in motion, continues. UCC first received complaints about Scoop on Scoop in May 2020, … Continue reading UCC SUSPENDS URBAN TV PROGRAMME -After several viewers complained about its content that was deemed offensive and scandalous.

UCC SUSPENDS SIM CARD REGISTRATION FOR CORPORATE BODIES -following complaints alleging failure to adhere to the set SIM card registration processes

Following allegations of fraud in Sim card registration, especially regarding corporate bodies, Uganda Communications Commission has temporarily suspended the sale of Sim cards to companies, NGOs and public institutions pending investigations. In a letter issued last week, the UCC Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo directed all operators “to immediately suspend the sale of SIM cards to companies, Non-Governmental Organisations, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of … Continue reading UCC SUSPENDS SIM CARD REGISTRATION FOR CORPORATE BODIES -following complaints alleging failure to adhere to the set SIM card registration processes

MTN, AIRTEL BACK 600M MOBILE USERS PLATFORM -which aims to mitigate the health and economic impact of COVID-19.

Africa’s telecom giants MTN, Vodacom, Airtel and Orange have thrown their weight behind the newly launched digital health platform designed to reach more than 600 million mobile phone users across the continent. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is behind the Africa Communication and Information Platform (ACIP) for Health and Economic Action, which aims to mitigate the health and economic impact of COVID-19. … Continue reading MTN, AIRTEL BACK 600M MOBILE USERS PLATFORM -which aims to mitigate the health and economic impact of COVID-19.

UCC ACTIONS ARE LAWFUL AND IN GOOD FAITH – Aimed at facilitating the development of a modern and sustainable communications sector in Uganda

The attention of the Uganda Communications Commission(UCC) has been drawn to an article by Mr. Daniel Walyemera that was published in the Daily Monitor of Monday, June 15, 2020, in which he makes several false, misleading and unsubstantiated allegations against the Commission. The Uganda Communications Act No.1 of 2013, which established UCC was extensively debated by the Parliament of Uganda and the same was assented … Continue reading UCC ACTIONS ARE LAWFUL AND IN GOOD FAITH – Aimed at facilitating the development of a modern and sustainable communications sector in Uganda

RECOVERING A HACKED ACCOUNT- A step by step guide to recovering an online account

Whether it’s your email, social media or some other type of online service, there are many things which can alert you to the fact that someone else is accessing your account. Being locked out of the account is a visible indication that something has gone wrong, but the signs can be more subtle. Things to look out for include logins or attempted logins from unknown … Continue reading RECOVERING A HACKED ACCOUNT- A step by step guide to recovering an online account

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

RADIO STATIONS SET FOR REVISED LICENSING FRAMEWORK – All radio broadcasters have been asked to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses following revision of the licensing framework

All radio broadcasters in Uganda have been asked to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses of their choice following revision of the licensing framework. The revised licensing regime reclassifies radio broadcasting services into two categories: commercial broadcasting services and communal broadcasting services. The new regime also introduces a license for online radio broadcasters. It provides for a five-year commercial and communal broadcasting license as … Continue reading RADIO STATIONS SET FOR REVISED LICENSING FRAMEWORK – All radio broadcasters have been asked to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses following revision of the licensing framework

UCC, UGANDA CANCER INSTITUTE SET UP TOLL-FREE LINE- To address the knowledge gap that often undermines cancer management

To address the knowledge gap that often undermines cancer management, Uganda Communications Commission and Uganda Cancer Institute have partnered to provide outreach services and cancer related information to patients and the general public. The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding in June 2019, establishing an Interactive Voice Responsive System (IVR) at Mulago National Referral Hospital, where the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) is based. Under … Continue reading UCC, UGANDA CANCER INSTITUTE SET UP TOLL-FREE LINE- To address the knowledge gap that often undermines cancer management

PROMOTING THE GREEN ECONOMY THROUGH ICTs- The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) joins the world today, June 5, to celebrate the World Environment Day 2020, “Nature is Speaking, Listen!”

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) joins the world today, June 5, to celebrate the World Environment Day (WED) 2020 under the global theme, “Time for Nature”, and the national theme, “Nature is Speaking, Listen!” In line with the national theme, as nature speaks ICTs listen and continue to have an essential role in improving human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks. ICTs … Continue reading PROMOTING THE GREEN ECONOMY THROUGH ICTs- The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) joins the world today, June 5, to celebrate the World Environment Day 2020, “Nature is Speaking, Listen!”

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