UCC Weekly update 3rd – 14th June 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) had an exceptional consumer outreach in West Nile. The areas covered include; Kubala, Arua municipality and Paidha. The activity, unfortunately, had to be postponed while in Odramacaco in compliance with the advisory from the Ministry of Health suspending all mass gatherings and market days at DRC border Communities. The Commission is however grateful to the licenced operators that participated … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 3rd – 14th June 2019

UCC MEETS ITU – T STANDARDISATION BUREAU CHIEF

GENEVA – The Director Engineering and Communications Infrastructure at the Uganda Communications Commission, Ms Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo has this morning had a meeting with the Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau, Dr Chaesub Lee on the 5th floor of the Montbrillant Building.  A delegation headed by the Uganda Communications Commission Executive Director, Mr Godfrey Mutabazi is in Geneva, Switzerland participating in the ITU Council … Continue reading UCC MEETS ITU – T STANDARDISATION BUREAU CHIEF

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A DATA COLLECTION FACILITATOR

THE UGANDA COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION IS CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A DATA COLLECTION FACILITATOR FOR THE 2019 STUDY ON CHILDREN ONLINE IN UGANDA The internet is a powerful tool through which a person can easily get a substantial amount of information and knowledge, including access to free online classes.  However, children typically use the internet to interact socially, to play games, and to watch videos The … Continue reading CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A DATA COLLECTION FACILITATOR

RAISING DIGITAL CITIZENS

The internet has become a daily, trusted, reliable and accurate source of information for many people. Besides, with the increased use of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat among others, many users especially young people now have access to an almost endless supply of information and opportunity for interaction. However, this comes at the cost of Minors having to deal with … Continue reading RAISING DIGITAL CITIZENS

NEW STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) is mandated under Section 5 of the Uganda Communications Act of 2013 to, among others: Monitor, inspect, license, supervise, control and regulate communication services (which includes FM radio broadcasting services). Allocate, license, standardise and manage the use of the radio frequency spectrum resources in a manner that ensures the widest variety of programming and optimal utilisation of spectrum resources; … Continue reading NEW STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES

UCC, AT THE ITU COUNCIL 2019

GENEVA – Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) Executive Director Mr Godfrey Mutabazi lead Uganda’s delegation for the International Telecommunications Union Council 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.   The Uganda delegation comprised Commission board Members including Hon Wanjuzi Wasieba and Ms Angwech Pamela Judith alongside Ms Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, the Director of Engineering, Communication, and Infrastructure among others. The Commission is mandated to coordinate and collaborate with the … Continue reading UCC, AT THE ITU COUNCIL 2019

UCC Spearheading growth of Uganda’s ICT sector

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) was established to implement the provisions of the Uganda Communications Act of 2013 with a principal goal of providing for the development of a modern communications sub-sector and Infrastructure in Uganda, in conformity with the operationalisation of the Communications Policy. The Commission’s mandate is to undertake a range of functions in the areas of licensing and standards, spectrum management, … Continue reading UCC Spearheading growth of Uganda’s ICT sector

The mobile telephone revolution

The MTN Uganda CEO Mr Wim Vanhellpute made a courtesy call at the Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) upon returning to the country. MTN Uganda shares the country’s dramatic Mobile telephony transformation which started round about 1996, as part of the ICT policy reform process when the government liberalised the telecommunication sector and opened it for competition by licensing multiple players. The year before, in … Continue reading The mobile telephone revolution

UCC commissions 22 broadband base stations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUSADE , JINJA MAY 30 – The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) in partnership with telecom giant MTN Uganda under the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) launched 22 3G base stations marking the start of the much anticipated network capable of covering the entire country with broadband internet service. The first 22 mega smart sites were all launched on Thursday with main event … Continue reading UCC commissions 22 broadband base stations

THE ICT REVOLUTION IN UGANDA

When the NRM government came to power in 1986, the concept of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) was unfamiliar in Uganda. At the time, only the Ministry of Finance and Makerere University boasted a mini-computer. This was a class of computers that had been designed in the 1960s and had a memory or storage capacity of about 4,000 words. The Ministry of Finance computer was … Continue reading THE ICT REVOLUTION IN UGANDA