ANTI-COUNTERFEIT DIALOGUE CALLS FOR CO-OPERATION -to tackle the problem counterfeit electronics

As the first-ever high-level dialogue on counterfeit electronics got underway on Thursday, one message was consistent in the day’s key speeches: the need for inter-agency cooperation to tackle the problem. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry ICT and National Guidance, Vincent Bagiire, led the call for a multi-sectoral approach, saying stakeholder cooperation will yield stronger adherence to standards, ease enforcement efforts and raise awareness about counterfeits. “Suffice … Continue reading ANTI-COUNTERFEIT DIALOGUE CALLS FOR CO-OPERATION -to tackle the problem counterfeit electronics

CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/UCUSAF GRANT FOR SKILLING YOUTH GROUPS IN ICTS AND MULTIMEDIA

Introduction The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Uganda Communications Universal Service Access Fund (UCUSAF) has launched a call for business plan proposals to establish a collaboration in the implementation of key activities under a general thematic area of skilling youths in Multimedia production to enhance local content creation in Uganda in response to the adverse effects that COVID-19 pandemic is having on the entertainment … Continue reading CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/UCUSAF GRANT FOR SKILLING YOUTH GROUPS IN ICTS AND MULTIMEDIA

TELECOMS IN RECORD 2020 REVENUE PERFORMANCE – the latest communications market performance report indicates.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE The telecommunications industry recorded gross revenue of more than US$1bn in the 12 months ending December 2020, the latest communications market performance report indicates. According to the quarterly market tracking report produced by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), UShs1.144 trillion was recorded for the October – December 2020 quarter, surpassing the UShs1.095 trillion recorded in the third quarter (July to September … Continue reading TELECOMS IN RECORD 2020 REVENUE PERFORMANCE – the latest communications market performance report indicates.

50th international letter-writing competition -“write a letter to a family member about your experience with COVID-19.”

Since 1971, the UPU has encouraged young writers aged 9-15 to write letters on a given theme to win exciting prizes. The competition is an excellent way of making young people aware of the important role postal services play in our societies. It develops their skills in composition and their ability to express thoughts clearly. It also fosters enjoyment of letter writing and helps strengthen … Continue reading 50th international letter-writing competition -“write a letter to a family member about your experience with COVID-19.”

RADIO FREQUENCIES DUE FOR WITHDRAWAL ON ACCOUNT OF REPEATED FAILURE TO APPLY FOR BROADCASTING LICENSE

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) was established under section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013 (the Act) as the regulator in the development of a modern communications sector that includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure.   In exercise of its mandate, the Commission revised the licensing framework for the radio broadcasting sectors in Uganda and on the 2nd … Continue reading RADIO FREQUENCIES DUE FOR WITHDRAWAL ON ACCOUNT OF REPEATED FAILURE TO APPLY FOR BROADCASTING LICENSE

UCC RESUMES BIZINDALO CRACKDOWN – Prohibiting the provision of communications services without a license.

KAMPALA —Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has resumed its campaign against outdoor community broadcasting using makeshift equipment commonly known as bizindalo or megaphones. In a crackdown last week, a UCC enforcement team raided parts of Mbuya, Kirinya-Bukasa, Kyebando, Kiwanga, Lugala and Namalere-Kasangati, demolishing illegal megaphone towers and confiscating amplifies and mixers.  In consultation with the Ministry of Health, the outlawed “bizindalo” broadcasting was accorded temporary authorisation … Continue reading UCC RESUMES BIZINDALO CRACKDOWN – Prohibiting the provision of communications services without a license.

OFFICIAL NOMINATION LIST FOR THE 8th EDITION OF THE UGANDA FILM FESTIVAL

A Thousand Fate The 15 Years Affair Out of conduct A Magic Carpet’s Dream One Peoplez Till Death Do Us Part Demistifying Lifts and Lows True Future Engaito (The Magic of Wimkaaka) New life Fear knows my name The Blind Date Ssejjaaka Time Irreversible The Fix Demistifying Lifts and Lows Finding Purpose I Won’t Kneel Creative Under Quarantine The Dark One Prestige Sanyu Mistakes Gals … Continue reading OFFICIAL NOMINATION LIST FOR THE 8th EDITION OF THE UGANDA FILM FESTIVAL

TELECOMS MOVE TO DISARM ‘YOU HAVE WON’ FRAUDSTERS – During the commemoration of the World Consumer Rights Day 2021

In a move to neutralise conmen who masquerade as staff of telecom companies and deceive customers that they have won unspecified prizes, telecoms have introduced dedicated phone numbers to call their customers whenever they need to reach them. Speaking at an event to mark World Consumer Rights Day on Monday, Ms. Dorcus M. Batwala, the General Manager Customer Experience at MTN Uganda, said her company … Continue reading TELECOMS MOVE TO DISARM ‘YOU HAVE WON’ FRAUDSTERS – During the commemoration of the World Consumer Rights Day 2021

BRIEF ON THE SCHOOLS ICT LABS PROJECT EXECUTED BY UCC/UCUSAF

INTRODUCTION The Uganda Communications Universal Services Access Fund (UCUSAF), formerly known as Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF), is Uganda’s semi-autonomous Universal Service Fund managed and administered by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).  Formed in 2003 by an Act of Parliament, UCUSAF is mandated to extend communication services to the unserved and underserved areas of Uganda. The Fund is administered as a semi-autonomous department under UCC, … Continue reading BRIEF ON THE SCHOOLS ICT LABS PROJECT EXECUTED BY UCC/UCUSAF

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) will join the rest of the world to celebrate World Consumer Rights Day 2021 (WCRD2021).

On Monday, 15 March 2021, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) will join the rest of the world to celebrate World Consumer Rights Day 2021 (WCRD2021). First observed in 1983, the day is marked to raise awareness about consumer rights and has since 1983 become a focal point for promoting consumer rights and advocating for fair business practices. As the regulatory body of the communications sector … Continue reading The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) will join the rest of the world to celebrate World Consumer Rights Day 2021 (WCRD2021).