UCC DELIVERS RELIABLE INTERNET TO 100 MORE SCHOOLS

More students from rural areas can now access reliable Internet services thanks to the intervention of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), through the Rural Communication Development Fund (RCDF). This follows the Northern Uganda regional launch of the second phase of the school connectivity project under which academic institutions are supported with reliable internet services to improve the quality of education in rural schools. Addressing a gathering … Continue reading UCC DELIVERS RELIABLE INTERNET TO 100 MORE SCHOOLS

UCC PARTNERS WITH SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES TO ENHANCE DIGITAL LITERACY

More than 250 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have attended a two-week digital literacy training program, which started on 15 July, 2019 and ends on 26 July, 2019. An initiative of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) represented by the Rural Communication Development Fund (RCDF), in partnership with the Federation of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises-Uganda (FSMEU), the workshop is hosted by the Uganda Institute of … Continue reading UCC PARTNERS WITH SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES TO ENHANCE DIGITAL LITERACY

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 STEPS IN TO RAISE ICT AWARENESS FOR NORTHERN UGANDA PWDs, PSNs

Denis Komakech is a blind computer trainer. Komakech works with Oysters & Pearls, an educational programme inclusive of the blind with emphasis on teaching science, technology, engineering and math to students in Uganda. On Wednesday, July 17, Komakech was at work, briefing workshop participants on the range of assistive devices that can be deployed to cultivate effective and accessible education for learners with disabilities. The … Continue reading UCC STEPS IN TO RAISE ICT AWARENESS FOR NORTHERN UGANDA PWDs, PSNs

REGULATION AND RESPONSIBLE USE OF ONLINE MEDIA

Canadian actress August Ames, real name Mercedes Grabowiski, took her life in 2017. It was widely believed that the backlash from her post on Twitter had driven the 23-year-old to hang herself. Her husband Kevin Moore said his wife had committed suicide one day after enduring an avalanche of online abuse and bullying. “If you fire a gun into the air and that bullet randomly … Continue reading REGULATION AND RESPONSIBLE USE OF ONLINE MEDIA

UCC at the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR)

VANUATU – The Uganda Communications Commission is participating 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. Mr Mutabazi joins top regulators and policy makers around the world for a stimulating and productive program of high level discussions on … Continue reading UCC at the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR)

The Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) – Project Brief

RCDF III (2017/18–2021/22)  Broadband Connectivity and Access Rural Broadband Sites UCC in partnership with MTN Uganda under the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) recently launched 22 3G base stations in the government bid to ensure broadband service coverage for the whole country with government taking the lead in the rural unserved and underserved areas that are not economically viable for the private Telecom operators. Currently, … Continue reading The Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) – Project Brief

Mobile Termination Rates – Dropping

The Uganda Communication Commission has over the years regulated interconnection and access systems between operators and users of telecommunication services aimed at regulating rates and charges for communications services to protect consumers from excessive tariffs. Uganda has consistently enjoyed improvements in interconnection rates evidenced by the fact that the telecommunication sector is one of the few sectors with consistent price drops over the last ten … Continue reading Mobile Termination Rates – Dropping