A record 1.8 million new mobile subscribers joined the network between January and March 2020, the latest communications sector market performance report indicates. Thanks to this rise, mobile subscriptions stood at 28.4 million at the end of March 2020, up from 26.7 million three months earlier, representing a 7% quarter-on-quarter growth. With that, according to the quarterly report released by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) this … Continue reading 1.8 MILLION NEW SUBSCRIBERS GO MOBILE IN 3 MONTHS -between January and March 2020, the latest communications sector market performance report indicates.
KAMPALA- August 17, 2020-Concerns about the safety of telecommunications infrastructure are as old as the technology itself. Though not always supported by evidence, conspiracy theories abound regarding perceived dangers, including cancer, impotence among men, and more recently COVID-19. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) last week assembled a panel of high profile experts to address the prevailing safety and environmental issues around telecommunication developments and services … Continue reading EXPERTS DISCUSS TELECOMS ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY CONCERNS -The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Health Organisation (WHO), GSMA, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), among others, participated
Exceptional young people can now submit entries for the 2021 Commonwealth youth awards to win prestigious titles and cash grants. The awards recognise and reward young people whose work has made a major impact on people and communities in their country. Young leaders from across the 54 Commonwealth countries can enter five regional categories: Africa; Asia; Caribbean; Europe and Canada; and Pacific. A Pan-Commonwealth panel … Continue reading Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021 open for entries -to recognise and reward young people whose work has made a major impact on people and communities in their country.
KAMPALA – Wednesday, August 12, 2020: Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) has launched a Wi-Fi hotspot project covering five border posts across the country. The project, to be implemented by Blue Crane Communications Limited, an Internet Service Provider, will provide broadband services at the five border posts of Mutukula (Kyotera); Vurra (Arua); Malaba (Tororo); Elegu (Amuru); Bunagana (Kisoro). Launching … Continue reading UCC LAUNCHES FREE WI-FI HOTSPOT PROJECT -to provide broadband services at the five border posts
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has partnered with the National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) to equip girls and women Persons with Disabilities with digital skills. As part of this collaboration, a high level round table discussion was organised at the Skyz Hotel in Naguru recently. The focus of the roundtable was to harmonise efforts geared towards bridging the digital gap for girls … Continue reading UCC partners with women PWDs to promote ICT- by equip girls and women Persons with Disabilities with digital skills.
What started as a courtesy visit by the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) Executive Director to her Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) counterpart in December 2019, this week metamorphosed into a formal partnership. UCC and UTB are two government agencies with two distinct mandates. However, they share profound enthusiasm for the film industry in Uganda, having identified it as a potential driver of tourism, among other benefits. … Continue reading UCC, UTB SIGN MOU TO PROMOTE FILM TOURISM -And improve Uganda’s brand as a film and tourism destination.
If there is anything COVID-19 has taught us, it is the growing importance of being able to conduct business at arm’s length, as opposed to the physical contact we are used to. This is particularly critical for the informal sector, which dominates business in Uganda, but is also the least likely to embrace digitisation due to a dearth in requisite skills, among other bottlenecks. Long … Continue reading RCDF DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN HEADS EAST- In a bid to address the digital literacy gap, targeting informal business actors in their workspaces
On 29th December 2019, Uganda’s most prominent name in the world of film Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine spent a fruitful afternoon at the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) offices in Bugolobi, giving a pep talk to creative artists. He met more than 150 artists that day. For good measure, Ntare used the occasion to announce a short film competition whose cash prize has since grown from … Continue reading UCC ROLE IN CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT; Creating an enabling environment, developing standards, and facilitating the growth and development of the sector
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has partnered with Uganda Institute of Information and Communication Technology (UICT) to train digital skilling community instructors who will in turn impart digital skills among local communities in Uganda. The online digital training of trainers, which was launched during a Zoom meeting on 30th July 2020, aims to enhance digital skills through training for selected ICT instructors or change agents. Implemented … Continue reading UCC, UICT START ONLINE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING -to train digital skilling community instructors who will in turn impart digital skills among local communities in Uganda
The revision of the licensing framework for radio broadcasting has been necessitated by the realisation that the current regime is outdated and out of touch with new realities, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has explained. In line with the new licensing framework, all radio broadcasters in Uganda are required to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses of their choice by July 31, 2020. In … Continue reading REVISED RADIO LICENSING FRAMEWORK EXPLAINED -all radio broadcasters in Uganda are required to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses by July 31, 2020