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

INVITATION FOR BIDS

PROCUREMENT REFERENCE NO:  UCC/NCONS/19-20/00009 PROVISION OF SERVICES FOR EVENTS MANAGEMENT FOR INFORMAL SECTOR DIGITAL SKILLS ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM IN NORTHERN, WESTERN, NORTH WESTERN & ALBERTINE REGIONS 1.  The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has allocated funds to be used for provision of services for Events management under the Rural communications Development Fund (RCDF) 2.  The Uganda Communications Commission now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for provision … Continue reading INVITATION FOR BIDS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

FOR A DATA COLLECTION FACILITATOR FOR THE NATIONAL INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) GENDER SURVEY FOR UGANDA As attention to the issue of the global digital divide has increased, so too has focus on the theme of the growing digital gender divide. The observed digital inequalities in digital access and use frequently mirror inequalities found offline. Women are lagging in reaping digital dividends just as … Continue reading CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A DATA COLLECTION FACILITATOR

THE UGANDA COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION IS CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A DATA COLLECTION FACILITATOR FOR THE 2019 STUDY ON CHILDREN ONLINE IN UGANDA The internet is a powerful tool through which a person can easily get a substantial amount of information and knowledge, including access to free online classes.  However, children typically use the internet to interact socially, to play games, and to watch videos The … Continue reading CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A DATA COLLECTION FACILITATOR

UCC commissions 22 broadband base stations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUSADE , JINJA MAY 30 – The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) in partnership with telecom giant MTN Uganda under the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) launched 22 3G base stations marking the start of the much anticipated network capable of covering the entire country with broadband internet service. The first 22 mega smart sites were all launched on Thursday with main event … Continue reading UCC commissions 22 broadband base stations