NEW UCC BOARD COMMISSIONED

KAMPALA -Sept.1, 2021 – The Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, has described members of the new Uganda Communications Commission board as “high calibre” and pledged to support them in their oversight role. “We as the ministry shall give you all the support you need so that you can do your work of providing oversight over UCC,” the minister said during the … Continue reading NEW UCC BOARD COMMISSIONED

CONSUMER Q&A: THREE MINUTES WITH AIRTEL’S MANOJ MURALI

01st SEPTEMBER 2021 Manoj is the Managing Director of Airtel Uganda. Prior to this, he has had over 20 years of work experience in the Telecom industry and served in different capacities across India, Sri Lanka, Seychelles and the Channel Islands. Here Manoj spares a moment to answer some consumer questions… Many consumers have concerns about transparency about cost and consumption rates of data; what … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: THREE MINUTES WITH AIRTEL’S MANOJ MURALI

How Advertising Standards regulate the promotion of alcoholic beverages in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission is mandated under section 5(1) (b) of the Uganda Communications Act. No. 1 of 2013 to monitor, inspect, license, supervise, control and regulate communication services in Uganda. Further, section 5(1) (x) of the same Act mandates the Commission to set standards, monitor, and enforce compliance relating to content in Uganda. In exercising this mandate, after public consultations, the Commission published the … Continue reading How Advertising Standards regulate the promotion of alcoholic beverages in Uganda

CONSUMER Q&A: Three Minutes with Dr Tumubweinee Twinemanzi the Executive Director Supervision, Bank of Uganda

25th AUGUST 2021 Dr Tumubweinee Twinemanzi is the Executive Director Supervision, Bank of Uganda, where he is tasked with providing oversight over the prudential operation of commercial Banks and Non-bank financial institutions and monitoring the state and degree of stability of the financial sector.  As Executive Director Supervision, his brief includes ensuring that financial sector regulation as conducted by the Central Bank is cognizant and … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: Three Minutes with Dr Tumubweinee Twinemanzi the Executive Director Supervision, Bank of Uganda

NEW MINISTERS TOUR UCC, PLEDGE SUPPORT-to ensure the sector stay ahead of the communication technology revolution

The Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Chris Baryomunsi, has revealed that his ministry is considering a range of reforms to keep pace with the fast-evolving communication technology trends. Hon Dr Baryomunsi noted that communication technology is moving at such speed that there is a need to stay ahead of the revolution. The minister made the revelation at the Uganda Communications Commission head office at … Continue reading NEW MINISTERS TOUR UCC, PLEDGE SUPPORT-to ensure the sector stay ahead of the communication technology revolution

CONSUMER Q&A: THREE MINUTES WITH MS. STELLA ALIBATEESE, The National Personal Data Protection Director

18 AUGUST 2021 Ms. Stella Alibateese is the National Personal Data Protection Director. In this capacity, she acts as the National focal point for monitoring and assurance of matters related to implementing the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019. Here Stella spares a moment to answer some consumer questions… What is personal data, and why is it important? Personal data is any information that relates … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: THREE MINUTES WITH MS. STELLA ALIBATEESE, The National Personal Data Protection Director

INVITATION FOR BIDS – Supply, Installation and Management of a 5G Testbed facility

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has allocated funds to implement a sustainable innovation testbed on emerging and future technologies. The innovation testbed is envisaged to provide physical facilities, usable data, and relevant services for ICT related research, innovation, and education while providing a cooperation-friendly environment that facilitates collaboration and test preparedness between the private, public, and academia in advancing the same. The intended testbed shall … Continue reading INVITATION FOR BIDS – Supply, Installation and Management of a 5G Testbed facility

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 Minutes with the UCC Ag. Executive Director

10 AUGUST 2021 Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo is the Acting Executive Director, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the body responsible for regulating, monitoring, and supervising the Communications sector in Uganda. She possesses vast experience in policy development, research, regulation, and implementation of various aspects of ICT development. Below, Irene spares a moment to answer some consumer questions. In your opinion, what is the biggest issue for … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 Minutes with the UCC Ag. Executive Director

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Uganda Communications Commission introduces a Quality of Experience (QoE) Monitoring Tool – NETQ-UG

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) was established under Section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 to regulate the communications sector in Uganda. As part of the Commission’s effort to promote the interests of consumers and operators in regard to the quality of communications services and equipment, the Commission has developed a monitoring tool on the Quality of Service as received by a user of … Continue reading PUBLIC NOTICE: The Uganda Communications Commission introduces a Quality of Experience (QoE) Monitoring Tool – NETQ-UG

PUBLIC NOTICE: SIGNAL INTERFERENCE ARISING OUT OF USAGE OF NETWORK REPEATERS – “BOOSTERS”

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) was established under Section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 to regulate the communications sector in Uganda. UCC has received complaints from the national telecommunications operators about interference caused by the unauthorised use of repeater stations (also known as boosters) aimed at boosting the mobile network signals. The unauthorised repeater stations amplify the radio signal noise environment, thus causing … Continue reading PUBLIC NOTICE: SIGNAL INTERFERENCE ARISING OUT OF USAGE OF NETWORK REPEATERS – “BOOSTERS”