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1,400 HOUSEHOLDS TO GET FREE SOLAR TABLETS

KAMPALA: November 30, 2021 – Uganda Communications Commission is distributing solar powered tablets to selected households across the country as part of a proof of concept pilot project on the contribution of ICTs in the eradication of household poverty. Undertaken by the Uganda Communications Universal Services Access Fund (UCUSAF), the project is targeting up to 1,400 underserved households in eight sub-countries across Uganda’s four regions. … Continue reading 1,400 HOUSEHOLDS TO GET FREE SOLAR TABLETS

CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/UCUSAF GRANT FOR “ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, ICT ADAPTION, DIGITAL SKILLS AND ACCESS TO E-SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), through The Uganda Communications Universal Service and Access Fund (UCUSAF), which is a Universal Service Fund (USF) for communications in Uganda, has launched a call for business plan proposals to establish a collaboration on the implementation of key activities under a general thematic area of addressing digital inclusiveness of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ICT. Therefore, the UCUSAF III programme sets aside … Continue reading CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/UCUSAF GRANT FOR “ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, ICT ADAPTION, DIGITAL SKILLS AND ACCESS TO E-SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

WORLD POST DAY

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Post Day under the theme, “Innovate to Recover.” This auspicious day is celebrated every 9th day of October every year. Uganda is a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a United Nations (UN) body responsible for overseeing postal services among UN member states. Established in 1874, UPU is the … Continue reading WORLD POST DAY

LOCAL FILM PROJECTS GET SHS 500M BOOST

KAMPALA, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 – Four promising local film projects that might otherwise have remained on paper now stand a good chance of coming to life, thanks to Government financial support to the tune of Shs 503 million. The filmmakers were all smiles as they received cheques from the Acting Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission, Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, at the UCC head office in … Continue reading LOCAL FILM PROJECTS GET SHS 500M BOOST

NEW COMMUNICATIONS REPORT SHOWS MODEST GROWTH

The communications sector in Uganda continues to demonstrate resilience as it weathers the storm driven by COVID19, with the latest market performance report showing modest growth across several indicators. According to the quarterly market tracking report produced by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), there was a net account addition of 590,000 mobile and fixed subscriptions in the period January to March 2021. This resulted in the … Continue reading NEW COMMUNICATIONS REPORT SHOWS MODEST GROWTH

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

REMINDER TO PROVIDERS OF ONLINE DATA COMMUNICATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES TO OBTAIN AUTHORISATION

The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) 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 accordance with sections 2, 5 and 27 of the Act and Regulation 5 of the Uganda Communications (Content) Regulations 2019, UCC is mandated … Continue reading REMINDER TO PROVIDERS OF ONLINE DATA COMMUNICATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES TO OBTAIN AUTHORISATION

WORLD RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE 2019 (WRC 19) – CASE FOR UGANDA

Uganda is set to participate in the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19), which will take place in Sharma el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22, 2019. The event is organised by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for information and communication technology. Held every four years, the WRC’s main task is to review, and, if necessary, revise the … Continue reading WORLD RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE 2019 (WRC 19) – CASE FOR UGANDA

Uganda Hosts African Telecommunications Standards Meeting

PRESS RELEASE Kampala, October 6, 2019 – Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is set to host Africa’s second regional preparatory meeting for the forthcoming World Telecommunications Standards Assembly (WTSA-20) from 7-11th October 2019 at the Imperial Golf View Hotel in Entebbe. WTSA is one of the structures of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a specialised United Nations agency responsible for Information and Communication Technology related matters. … Continue reading Uganda Hosts African Telecommunications Standards Meeting