UCC ED ADVISES ON CYBERSECURITY

KAMPALA, 4 March 2020 –Uganda Communications Commission Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa-Sewankambo has challenged corporate leaders to take cybersecurity seriously. Speaking at the 9th annual Directors and Company Secretaries conference held at Protea Hotel in Kampala on Tuesday, 3 March 2020, Ms Kaggwa-Sewankambo said chief executives and directors of companies in Uganda tend to treat cybersecurity as an isolated IT problem rather than a serious … Continue reading UCC ED ADVISES ON CYBERSECURITY

MINISTRY OF HEALTH Update & Advisory on the Coronavirus

Update on Uganda’s preparedness situation following the novel 2019 Coronavirus disease outbreak in China and other countries around the World. The Ministry of Health would like to update the general public on the progress of the country’s preparedness to prevent importation of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) into the country. Current Global Situation The People’s Republic of China declared an outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on 31st … Continue reading MINISTRY OF HEALTH Update & Advisory on the Coronavirus

UPCOUNTRY LIBRARIES EQUIPPED TO CHAMPION E-GOVERNMENT SERVICES

If you need a passport you don’t have to travel to Kampala to line up at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, for this service is now online, the UCC Head of Consumer Affairs Joseph Kizito told an attentive crowd at the Hoima Public Library on Friday. “If you have a child who has sat national exams, you don’t have to go to Kampala to check … Continue reading UPCOUNTRY LIBRARIES EQUIPPED TO CHAMPION E-GOVERNMENT SERVICES

UCC Cyber Stars competition launched

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has moved to tackle the growing cyber threat by launching the first-ever cybersecurity competition targeting university students. More than 500 university students aged 18-24 participated in an inaugural workshop on cybersecurity techniques at the Commission head office in Bugolobi on Friday, February 21, 2020. The workshop, sponsored by UCC and Silensec, an Information Security Management Consulting and Training Company, and conducted … Continue reading UCC Cyber Stars competition launched

DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN TARGETS MARKET VENDORS

The hustle and bustle of Mbarara Central market came to a standstill on Tuesday afternoon as the digital literacy campaign got off to a promising start in South-Western Uganda. It was the same story in Soroti town, Eastern Uganda, as Uganda Communications Commission through the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) took digital services to the people – literally. Young and old, men and women, they … Continue reading DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN TARGETS MARKET VENDORS

FACILITATING THE REALIZATION OF MAXIMUM SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFIT FROM THE RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM IN UGANDA

Radio frequency spectrum is a critical necessity to every wireless/radio communication device or system, ranging from simple systems like remote control keys to aviation (aircraft-to-ground) and space communication systems.  However, radio frequency spectrum is a limited resource. It is, therefore, important that it is used optimally and that users do not interfere with each other. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the regulator of the Communications … Continue reading FACILITATING THE REALIZATION OF MAXIMUM SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFIT FROM THE RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM IN UGANDA

Distinguishing features of the New Telecom licenses summarised

Developments and concerns such as over duplication in infrastructure roll-out and the high cost of investment, emerging markets and services, high demand for spectrum resources and regulatory arbitrage, have necessitated a review of the telecommunications licensing framework. Below are the distinguishing features of the New Telecommunications liensing framework summarised. NTO – National Telecom Operator; PSP – Public Service Provider; PIP – Public Infrastructure Provider IT … Continue reading Distinguishing features of the New Telecom licenses summarised

UCC HIGHLIGHTS – JANUARY 2020

SIM boxers get six (6) years SIM boxing will land you in jail! Four men learnt this the hard way after they were convicted and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 20 months to six years last week. On Wednesday, Buganda Road Court Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis convicted Ibrahim Kagulire, 20, Denis Musaazi, 21, and Maxie Bingi, 34, on their own plea of guilty. The … Continue reading UCC HIGHLIGHTS – JANUARY 2020

Communication Sector Report – September 2019

Mobile telephony in Uganda continues to register robust growth with mobile money, in particular, standing out. According to the latest communications sector performance report, mobile money subscriptions (registered) grew by a remarkable two million between December 2018 and September 2019. During the same period, mobile money subscribers that are active over 90 days grew by 1 million. Compiled by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the Telecommunications, … Continue reading Communication Sector Report – September 2019