ITU Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) in 5G Challenge

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) invite you to participate in the ITU Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in 5G Challenge, a competition which is scheduled to run from now until the end of the year. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be the dominant technology of the future and will impact every corner of society. In particular, AI / ML (machine learning) will shape how communication networks, a lifeline … Continue reading ITU Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) in 5G Challenge

Top TV summoned over moderator’s conduct

Uganda Communications Commission has summoned the management of Top Television to defend itself against complaints that a programme aired on 20 April 2020 was in breach of the Minimum Broadcasting Standards. During the show, parts of which have been widely shared on social media, the moderator Joan Nakintu Lule attacked her guest, Miss Uganda Oliver Nakakande, in a manner that was widely perceived as unprofessional. … Continue reading Top TV summoned over moderator’s conduct

FIGHTING COVID-19 OUT OF UGANDA – UCC IS WITH YOU

Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) is the regulator in the development of a modern Communications Sector in Uganda. Accordingly, the Commission regulates telephony services, radio and television, postal services and the airwaves used by all wireless radio devices. On 30 January 2020, the COVID 19 outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern the World Health Organisation (WHO), in Uganda, His Excellency the … Continue reading FIGHTING COVID-19 OUT OF UGANDA – UCC IS WITH YOU

TELECOM OPERATORS IN UGANDA AS OF 1ST APRIL 2020

LIST OF TELECOM OPERATORS IN UGANDA AS OF 1ST APRIL 2020 No. Operator Name Current License  1 MTN Uganda Ltd NTO 2  Uganda Telecom Limited NTO 3 AIRTEL Uganda Ltd PIP & PSP 4 Africell Uganda Ltd PIP & PSP 5  Smile Communications Uganda Ltd PIP & PSP 6 Tangerine Limited PSP & PIP 7  Smart Telecom ltd PSP & PIP 8 Roke Investments Ltd … Continue reading TELECOM OPERATORS IN UGANDA AS OF 1ST APRIL 2020

DON’T BE CONNED! UCC ADVISES SUBSCRIBERS ON MOBILE MONEY FRAUD

KAMPALA, 20 April  2020 – Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has noted with concern that some subscribers using digital financial platforms are falling prey to scammers engaged in mobile money fraud. The scammers are running fake promotions and in some cases masquerading as employees of UCC or of a Mobile Network Operator (MNO), and requesting subscribers to enter codes in their phones, or to share their … Continue reading DON’T BE CONNED! UCC ADVISES SUBSCRIBERS ON MOBILE MONEY FRAUD

Press Release: Support to Innovators (Call III – 2019/20)

EMERGENCY CALL: Digital Solutions to support the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.​ Ministry of ICT and National Guidance through the National ICT Initiatives Support Programme (NIISP) invites Proposals for: Digital Solutions to support the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic under the following thematic areas:     A. Health Systems: Disease testing, treatment and management Public Health surveillance and contact tracing Relief and aid receipt and distribution … Continue reading Press Release: Support to Innovators (Call III – 2019/20)

COMING UP: NEXT PRACTICES LIVE WITH DR DOROTHY OKELLO

The Chairperson of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Board Dr Dorothy Okello will join Next Practices Live at 5pm (East African time) for an online discussion on the role the Commission is playing to help Uganda in fighting COVID-19. Next Practices Live is a platform for interviews with world experts, executives and regulatory professionals on their next practices, including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. It … Continue reading COMING UP: NEXT PRACTICES LIVE WITH DR DOROTHY OKELLO

UCC ED applauds Airtel as telecom celebrates 2,000 masts

KAMPALA; The Uganda Communications Commission Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo on Wednesday congratulated Airtel Uganda upon attaining 2,000 masts across the country. Participating in an online event to celebrate the achievement, Ms Kaggwa Sewankambo thanked Airtel for being a reliable partner in Uganda’s remarkable telecommunications journey. Airtel Managing Director VG Somasekhar, who hosted the e-meeting, said with over 2,000 masts across Uganda, Airtel consumers … Continue reading UCC ED applauds Airtel as telecom celebrates 2,000 masts

UCC LAUNCHES FACT CHECKER

Every new technology comes with its advantages and disadvantages, and electronic communication platforms are not an exception. Their tremendous benefits notwithstanding, electronic communication networks have facilitated increased production and sharing of false, offensive and illegal content. Unscrupulous content creators have taken advantage of the digital information age to publish and distribute “disinformation” and so-called “fake news” – new forms of propaganda intentionally designed to mislead … Continue reading UCC LAUNCHES FACT CHECKER