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

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

UNLAWFUL AND MISLEADING ADVERTS ON MEDICATION AND REMEDIES

4th Aprile 2020 To all radio, television and online broadcasters The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) refers to the above subject matter and the several notices, which the Commission and the National Drug Authority issued to broadcasters regarding advertisements, in particular, the advertisement of herbal and other medicines in contravention of the National Drug Authority Act, Cap 206 and the National Drug Policy and Authority … Continue reading UNLAWFUL AND MISLEADING ADVERTS ON MEDICATION AND REMEDIES

TEMPORARY AUTHORISATION OF THE USE OF PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (BIZINDALO) TO PUBLICISE INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19

The Uganda Communication Commission (the Commission) 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.  The Commission’s mandate includes to regulate, monitor, inspect, licence, supervise, control, promote communications services and safeguard the interests of the consumers and providers … Continue reading TEMPORARY AUTHORISATION OF THE USE OF PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (BIZINDALO) TO PUBLICISE INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19

PRESS STATEMENT – Update on the COVID-19 response in Uganda

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health, 02nd April 2020 02nd April 2020- Uganda registered her first case of COVID-19 on Saturday 21 st March 2020. The confirmed case was a 36-year-old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai on Saturday 21 st March 2020 at 2:00 am aboard Ethiopian Airlines. As of today, the country has registered 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The majority of … Continue reading PRESS STATEMENT – Update on the COVID-19 response in Uganda

Invitation to participate in the Youth Global Online Consultation

Geneva, 23 March 2020; In line with the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU’s) mandate to contribute to the inclusion and empowerment of youth in the digital society as noted in Resolution 198 (Rev. Dubai. 2018) of the Plenipotentiary Conference, and Resolution 76 (Rev. Buenos Aires, 2017) of the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), lTU has drafted a youth strategy, which will be presented at the next … Continue reading Invitation to participate in the Youth Global Online Consultation