UCC SUSPENDS SIM CARD REGISTRATION FOR CORPORATE BODIES -following complaints alleging failure to adhere to the set SIM card registration processes

Following allegations of fraud in Sim card registration, especially regarding corporate bodies, Uganda Communications Commission has temporarily suspended the sale of Sim cards to companies, NGOs and public institutions pending investigations. In a letter issued last week, the UCC Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo directed all operators “to immediately suspend the sale of SIM cards to companies, Non-Governmental Organisations, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of … Continue reading UCC SUSPENDS SIM CARD REGISTRATION FOR CORPORATE BODIES -following complaints alleging failure to adhere to the set SIM card registration processes

CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR WIFI HOTSPOTS AT FOUR BORDER POSTS

Introduction Uganda Communications Commission through the Rural Communications Development Fund has launched a call for business plan proposals under a grant to cater for WIFI Hotspots at four border points across the country. Section 3 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 mandates the Commission to administer and run a fund for the development of rural communications and information and communication technology in the country. In … Continue reading CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR WIFI HOTSPOTS AT FOUR BORDER POSTS

CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR ENHANCING ICT ADAPTION, SERVICE DELIVERY, CONTENT AND DIGITAL SKILLS FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

INTRODUCTION Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) has launched a call for business plan proposals to establish a collaboration on the implementation of key activities under a general thematic area of enhancing ICT adoption in agriculture among smallholder farmers. Therefore, RCDF III programme sets aside resources to be utilised under a collaborative grant framework between UCC/RCDF and a suitable partner, … Continue reading CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR ENHANCING ICT ADAPTION, SERVICE DELIVERY, CONTENT AND DIGITAL SKILLS FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

Eng. IRENE KAGGWA SSEWANKAMBO | ICTs and the 4IR: How can Uganda harness these?

The history of the communications industry dates back to when messages were transported from one point to another by roadrunners and pigeons. This evolved into letter writing. Soon came inventions such as radio and telephone. Today we can have instant communication with almost anyone in the world, either via telephony or the internet. When we talk about Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), though, we are … Continue reading Eng. IRENE KAGGWA SSEWANKAMBO | ICTs and the 4IR: How can Uganda harness these?

HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR INTERNET DATA BUNDLE -As you continue to stay and work at home following the COVID-19 lockdown

As many Ugandans continue to stay and work at home following the COVID-19 imposed lockdown, there is increased demand for Internet connectivity to facilitate work, business or keeping in touch with loved ones. However, data bundle usage remains a mystery to many people, leading to suspicion that they are being ripped off by the service providers. But as this article explains, subscribers hold the key … Continue reading HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR INTERNET DATA BUNDLE -As you continue to stay and work at home following the COVID-19 lockdown

Press Release: Support to Innovators (Call III – 2019/20)

EMERGENCY CALL: Digital Solutions to support the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.​ Ministry of ICT and National Guidance through the National ICT Initiatives Support Programme (NIISP) invites Proposals for: Digital Solutions to support the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic under the following thematic areas:     A. Health Systems: Disease testing, treatment and management Public Health surveillance and contact tracing Relief and aid receipt and distribution … Continue reading Press Release: Support to Innovators (Call III – 2019/20)

UCC LAUNCHES FACT CHECKER

Every new technology comes with its advantages and disadvantages, and electronic communication platforms are not an exception. Their tremendous benefits notwithstanding, electronic communication networks have facilitated increased production and sharing of false, offensive and illegal content. Unscrupulous content creators have taken advantage of the digital information age to publish and distribute “disinformation” and so-called “fake news” – new forms of propaganda intentionally designed to mislead … Continue reading UCC LAUNCHES FACT CHECKER

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

CELEBRATING WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2020

On Sunday, 15 March 2020, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Consumer Rights Day 2020 (WCRD2020). First observed in 1983, the day is marked to raise awareness about consumer rights and needs. World Consumer Rights Day, which this year is celebrated under the theme ‘The Sustainable Consumer’, has since 1983 become a focal point for activists demanding justice … Continue reading CELEBRATING WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2020