UCC, UICT START ONLINE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING -to train digital skilling community instructors who will in turn impart digital skills among local communities in Uganda

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has partnered with Uganda Institute of Information and Communication Technology (UICT) to train digital skilling community instructors who will in turn impart digital skills among local communities in Uganda. The online digital training of trainers, which was launched during a Zoom meeting on 30th July 2020, aims to enhance digital skills through training for selected ICT instructors or change agents. Implemented … Continue reading UCC, UICT START ONLINE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING -to train digital skilling community instructors who will in turn impart digital skills among local communities in Uganda

REVISED RADIO LICENSING FRAMEWORK EXPLAINED -all radio broadcasters in Uganda are required to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses by July 31, 2020

The revision of the licensing framework for radio broadcasting has been necessitated by the realisation that the current regime is outdated and out of touch with new realities, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has explained. In line with the new licensing framework, all radio broadcasters in Uganda are required to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses of their choice by July 31, 2020. In … Continue reading REVISED RADIO LICENSING FRAMEWORK EXPLAINED -all radio broadcasters in Uganda are required to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses by July 31, 2020

MTN UGANDA GETS LICENSE EXTENSION OF 12 YEARS – After MTN Uganda substantially complied with its financial, technical and legal obligations.

MTN Uganda has been granted a 12-year operation license extension effective July 1, 2020, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) announced. At a brief ceremony held at the UCC offices in Bugolobi, Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo congratulated MTN on this “momentous occasion” while the MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhellpute pledged “to deliver a new digital life to everyone, everywhere.” MTN Uganda was first granted … Continue reading MTN UGANDA GETS LICENSE EXTENSION OF 12 YEARS – After MTN Uganda substantially complied with its financial, technical and legal obligations.

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