Distinguishing features of the New Telecom licenses summarised

Developments and concerns such as over duplication in infrastructure roll-out and the high cost of investment, emerging markets and services, high demand for spectrum resources and regulatory arbitrage, have necessitated a review of the telecommunications licensing framework. Below are the distinguishing features of the New Telecommunications liensing framework summarised. NTO – National Telecom Operator; PSP – Public Service Provider; PIP – Public Infrastructure Provider IT … Continue reading Distinguishing features of the New Telecom licenses summarised

UCC HIGHLIGHTS – JANUARY 2020

SIM boxers get six (6) years SIM boxing will land you in jail! Four men learnt this the hard way after they were convicted and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 20 months to six years last week. On Wednesday, Buganda Road Court Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis convicted Ibrahim Kagulire, 20, Denis Musaazi, 21, and Maxie Bingi, 34, on their own plea of guilty. The … Continue reading UCC HIGHLIGHTS – JANUARY 2020

Communication Sector Report – September 2019

Mobile telephony in Uganda continues to register robust growth with mobile money, in particular, standing out. According to the latest communications sector performance report, mobile money subscriptions (registered) grew by a remarkable two million between December 2018 and September 2019. During the same period, mobile money subscribers that are active over 90 days grew by 1 million. Compiled by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the Telecommunications, … Continue reading Communication Sector Report – September 2019

QUALITY OF SERVICE FINDINGS FOR MOBILE VOICE TELEPHONY AND DATA SERVICES IN UGANDA

Background Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) was established by the Uganda Communications Act 2013 to champion the development of a modern Communications sector, which includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure. The functions of UCC include promoting and safeguarding the interests of consumers and operators as regards the quality of communications services and equipment. In fulfilment of this, UCC sets standards for … Continue reading QUALITY OF SERVICE FINDINGS FOR MOBILE VOICE TELEPHONY AND DATA SERVICES IN UGANDA

APPROVED NEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSE CATEGORIES

After considering all relevant factors, the UCC, in exercise of its mandate under sections 5(1)(b),(v), 6(1)(a) (e), 21, 22, 24, 25 of the Act and the Regulations made thereunder, the UCC approved the following new categories of licenses for immediate implementation: National Telecom Operator (NTO) license This licence shall be granted to an operator that demonstrates financial and technical capacity to establish and operate a … Continue reading APPROVED NEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSE CATEGORIES

WINNERS UFF 2019

SUMMARY OF AWARDS BEST SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY – BED OF THORNS BEST POST PRODUCTION / EDITING – LAILAH BEST FEATURE FILM – LAILAH BEST DIRECTOR – LAILAH BEST SOUND DESIGN – BED OF THRONES BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – AUGUST BEST COSTUME DESIGN – RED RATS BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – AUGUST BEST INDIGENOUS FILM – TEST OF FAITH BEST EAST AFRICAN FILM – MY VILLAGE BEST INTERNATIONAL … Continue reading WINNERS UFF 2019

STORY VISUALISATION – Master Class

MultiChoice Talent Factory, Uganda Communications Commission and MultiChoice Uganda invites experienced scriptwriters to a Master Class on “Story Visualisation” Facilitated by: Professor Abraham Linus; He is a trained film director and documentary filmmaker and professor of film, visual communication, broadcast journalism, cultural studies, and new media. He holds a PhD in Communication -Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Mass Communication and BA in … Continue reading STORY VISUALISATION – Master Class

WORKSHOP ON AUDIENCE BUILDING AND CROWDFUNDING

From Crowdfunding to Social Media Marketing: Berlin-based Audience Building & Crowdfunding Expert Paul Rieth explains how you can effectively build your audience with useful strategies. Even experienced filmmakers quickly lose sight of an important detail: the audience(s). But those who think about this highly relevant issue after the shoot and distribution already missed the decisive steps on the way to success. So let‘s change this … Continue reading WORKSHOP ON AUDIENCE BUILDING AND CROWDFUNDING

UCC, TELECOMS TAKE AWARENESS DRIVE TO LANGO

The Uganda Communications Commission and telecom service providers have taken services closer to the people of Lango with an outreach programme targeting schools, markets and other public spaces. The 10-day campaign has seen UCC’s Consumer Affairs staff, in partnership with MTN, Airtel and UTL, engage local communities and raise awareness about their respective services. The outreach team, which also involves UCC’s Computer Emergency Response Team … Continue reading UCC, TELECOMS TAKE AWARENESS DRIVE TO LANGO

POLICE COUNTER PHONES IN UGANDA 2019

In a bid to fight crime across Uganda, the Uganda Police has established Counter Phone Numbers at every police station around the country in addition to the Police Toll-free Police Lines. The Counter Phone Numbers are fIxed and will have officers responding to security-related calls at all times. These are not “Toll-free” lines to the caller but have been introduced as an additional communication channel … Continue reading POLICE COUNTER PHONES IN UGANDA 2019