UCC Weekly update 22nd July – 2nd August 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) participated in a dialogue organised by the Centre for Public Interest Law discussing the “closing space for civil society and the Media in Uganda”. The Commission emphasised the need and duty mandated by law to promote and safeguard the interest of consumers and operators of communications services as a delicate balance.   The Commission under the Rural Communications Development … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 22nd July – 2nd August 2019

UCC Weekly update 8th – 19th July 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) participated in the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) in Port Vila, Vanuatu represented by Mr Godfrey Mutabazi the Executive Director – UCC and Ms Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo the Director Engineering and Communications Infrastructure at the Commission. https://wp.me/paP880-kX   The Commission hosted students from the ISESCO Camp of Excellence for mentoring girls in Human Development. The students from Sudan, Nigeria, … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 8th – 19th July 2019

UCC Weekly update 24th June – 5th July 2019

The Commission conducted training on the online Underground Communications Infrastructure Information Exchange Platfoŕm (UCIIXP)  for key stakeholders. The training was attended by communication infrastructure owners, Installers, telecom operators and including; NWSC, UNRA, NPA, Min of Works and KCCA. The platform is expected to mitigate the challenge of underground infrastructure damages during project implementation by enabling accurate and prompt information sharing on planned and existing underground … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 24th June – 5th July 2019

UCC Weekly update 17th – 21st June 2019

Uganda participated in the African Telecommunication Union working groups meetings in preparation of the World Radio Conference 2019 scheduled for November 2019. The sessions were held in Gaborone, Botswana from 17th to 21st June 2019. Uganda represented by delegates from the Uganda Communications Commission and the Civil Aviation Authority deliberated on critical issues to shape the management and use of the Radio Spectrum and satellite … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 17th – 21st June 2019

UCC Weekly update 3rd – 14th June 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) had an exceptional consumer outreach in West Nile. The areas covered include; Kubala, Arua municipality and Paidha. The activity, unfortunately, had to be postponed while in Odramacaco in compliance with the advisory from the Ministry of Health suspending all mass gatherings and market days at DRC border Communities. The Commission is however grateful to the licenced operators that participated … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 3rd – 14th June 2019

UCC Weekly update 27th – 31st MAY 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) concluded the regional stakeholder’s forums for FM Radio Broadcasters with an epic engagement in Kampala at UCC House Bugolobi. The engagements have been conducted in Mbarara, Masindi, Gulu, Mbale and the last on in Kampala raise awareness on the legal and regulatory aspects in the broadcasting sector. Such forums are also is aimed to improve the information gaps and … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 27th – 31st MAY 2019

UCC Weekly update 20th – 24th MAY 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) signed an agreement between Uganda and Hollywood Film Festival at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival. This agreement paves the way for Ugandan Content to showcase in  Hollywood every year, capacity building and exploring opportunities of co-productions. The Cannes Film Festival is arguably, the World’s most prominent film festival. The Commission concluded regional stakeholder’s forums in Gulu and Mbale … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 20th – 24th MAY 2019

UCC Weekly update 13–17 MAY 2019

Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission), with support from FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams), hosted a cyber-security training at UCC House from 13th to 17th May 2019. Participants were individuals involved in the management of cybersecurity from licensed operators providing Internet Access Services in Uganda. Follow the link for more details; https://wp.me/paP880-ej The Commission is conducted regional stakeholder’s forums in Mbarara and Masindi … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 13–17 MAY 2019

UCC Weekly Update 29th April – 10th May 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission is monitoring the implementation of guidance to Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s) to have a minimum 30-second announcement on outgoing calls of non-compliant MSISDNs instructing them to come in for verification as per relevant criteria before clearing of the call request which took effect 1st May 2019. MNO’s have been required to suspend outgoing calls only of noncompliant MSISDNs come 16th May … Continue reading UCC Weekly Update 29th April – 10th May 2019