MINISTRY OF HEALTH Update & Advisory on the Coronavirus

Update on Uganda’s preparedness situation following the novel 2019 Coronavirus disease outbreak in China and other countries around the World. The Ministry of Health would like to update the general public on the progress of the country’s preparedness to prevent importation of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) into the country. Current Global Situation The People’s Republic of China declared an outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on 31st … Continue reading MINISTRY OF HEALTH Update & Advisory on the Coronavirus

UPCOUNTRY LIBRARIES EQUIPPED TO CHAMPION E-GOVERNMENT SERVICES

If you need a passport you don’t have to travel to Kampala to line up at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, for this service is now online, the UCC Head of Consumer Affairs Joseph Kizito told an attentive crowd at the Hoima Public Library on Friday. “If you have a child who has sat national exams, you don’t have to go to Kampala to check … Continue reading UPCOUNTRY LIBRARIES EQUIPPED TO CHAMPION E-GOVERNMENT SERVICES

UCC Cyber Stars competition launched

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has moved to tackle the growing cyber threat by launching the first-ever cybersecurity competition targeting university students. More than 500 university students aged 18-24 participated in an inaugural workshop on cybersecurity techniques at the Commission head office in Bugolobi on Friday, February 21, 2020. The workshop, sponsored by UCC and Silensec, an Information Security Management Consulting and Training Company, and conducted … Continue reading UCC Cyber Stars competition launched

DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN TARGETS MARKET VENDORS

The hustle and bustle of Mbarara Central market came to a standstill on Tuesday afternoon as the digital literacy campaign got off to a promising start in South-Western Uganda. It was the same story in Soroti town, Eastern Uganda, as Uganda Communications Commission through the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) took digital services to the people – literally. Young and old, men and women, they … Continue reading DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN TARGETS MARKET VENDORS

FACILITATING THE REALIZATION OF MAXIMUM SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFIT FROM THE RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM IN UGANDA

Radio frequency spectrum is a critical necessity to every wireless/radio communication device or system, ranging from simple systems like remote control keys to aviation (aircraft-to-ground) and space communication systems.  However, radio frequency spectrum is a limited resource. It is, therefore, important that it is used optimally and that users do not interfere with each other. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the regulator of the Communications … Continue reading FACILITATING THE REALIZATION OF MAXIMUM SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFIT FROM THE RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM IN UGANDA

QUALITY OF SERVICE FINDINGS FOR MOBILE VOICE TELEPHONY AND DATA SERVICES IN UGANDA

Background Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) was established by the Uganda Communications Act 2013 to champion the development of a modern Communications sector, which includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure. The functions of UCC include promoting and safeguarding the interests of consumers and operators as regards the quality of communications services and equipment. In fulfilment of this, UCC sets standards for … Continue reading QUALITY OF SERVICE FINDINGS FOR MOBILE VOICE TELEPHONY AND DATA SERVICES IN UGANDA

APPROVED NEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSE CATEGORIES

After considering all relevant factors, the UCC, in exercise of its mandate under sections 5(1)(b),(v), 6(1)(a) (e), 21, 22, 24, 25 of the Act and the Regulations made thereunder, the UCC approved the following new categories of licenses for immediate implementation: National Telecom Operator (NTO) license This licence shall be granted to an operator that demonstrates financial and technical capacity to establish and operate a … Continue reading APPROVED NEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSE CATEGORIES

WHY THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSE FRAMEWORK WAS REVIEWED

The current license framework has been in effect since 2006. Given the dynamic nature of the ICT sector, several factors have necessitated a review of the licensing framework, to wit: Industry Developments The current licensing framework has resulted in increased investment, entry of new players, innovative business models and services in the digital ecosystem. The existing licensing framework has increased the total number of operators … Continue reading WHY THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSE FRAMEWORK WAS REVIEWED

BACKGROUND TO NEW LICENSING FRAMEWORK FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN UGANDA

BACKGROUND Licensing of providers of communication services is one of the core functions of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) under section 5(1)(b) of the Uganda Communications Act 2013(the Act). UCC uses licensing as a regulatory tool for the attainment of the Commission’s strategic objective of being a world-class regulator of communication services. Licensing decisions are supposed to be guided by changes in the general legal … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO NEW LICENSING FRAMEWORK FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN UGANDA

SIM BOXING SUSPECTS CHARGED, CONVICTED

KAMPALA, 25 January 2020 – Six SIM boxing suspects arrested in Kampala last weekend, were on Thursday charged for electronic fraud at Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court. Appearing before magistrates Stella Amabilis and Marion Mangeni, three of the accused, Kagulire Ibrahim, Mutyaba Edward and Kavuma Ben pleaded guilty, while three others; Musaazi Denis, Bingi Maxie, Lubega Ezra denied the charges. The suspects are facing several … Continue reading SIM BOXING SUSPECTS CHARGED, CONVICTED