GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF MEDIA DURING THE GENERAL ELECTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS 2021

Introduction The Republic of Uganda will hold general elections in January 2021. Campaigns and Nominations of different candidates are expected to commence in July 2020. The Electoral Commission (EC) has provided a roadmap that will guide the forthcoming elections. The Electoral Commission, in the provided roadmap, has indicated that campaigning by the different candidates will be done mainly through the digital media, especially radio stations, … Continue reading GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF MEDIA DURING THE GENERAL ELECTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS 2021

Weekly Review 5th -23th October 2020 -Highlights of the Commission’s engagements for the period

The International Regulators’ Forum: The Ag. Executive Director, Mrs Irene K. Sewankambo was a panellist at the annual International Regulators’ Forum from October 5-7, 2020. The event hosted virtually by the International Institute of Communications (IIC) in conjunction with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. The 3-day event brought together regulators from America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa to discuss three core themes; … Continue reading Weekly Review 5th -23th October 2020 -Highlights of the Commission’s engagements for the period

MOBILE USERS DROP BUT MOBILE MONEY GAINS AS COVID-19 BITES

While mobile subscriptions dropped by 11%, internet subscriptions registered subdued growth, leaving mobile money as the standout performer, according to the latest market performance report that highlights the effects of COVID-19 on the ICT sector. The report indicates that mobile subscriptions dropped from 28.4 million at the end of March to 25.5 million at the end of June 2020. The 11% customer contraction is the … Continue reading MOBILE USERS DROP BUT MOBILE MONEY GAINS AS COVID-19 BITES

REMINDER TO PROVIDERS OF ONLINE DATA COMMUNICATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES TO OBTAIN AUTHORISATION

The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) 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.  In accordance with sections 2, 5 and 27 of the Act and Regulation 5 of the Uganda Communications (Content) Regulations 2019, UCC is mandated … Continue reading REMINDER TO PROVIDERS OF ONLINE DATA COMMUNICATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES TO OBTAIN AUTHORISATION

ATU Launches Competition to Support Young African Innovators and Combat COVID-19 -the competition is to identify and support young African innovators who have developed mobile applications for benefiting the fight to contain COVID-19

Press Release The Africa Telecommunication Union (ATU) on Thursday (20th August, 2020) launched the ATU Africa Innovations Challenge 2020; a competition designed to identify and support young African innovators who have developed mobile applications useful for benefiting the fight to contain COVID-19’ and possibly other emergency situations in Africa in future. According to the ATU Secretary General Mr. John OMO, top prize winner in the … Continue reading ATU Launches Competition to Support Young African Innovators and Combat COVID-19 -the competition is to identify and support young African innovators who have developed mobile applications for benefiting the fight to contain COVID-19

1.8 MILLION NEW SUBSCRIBERS GO MOBILE IN 3 MONTHS -between January and March 2020, the latest communications sector market performance report indicates.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

UCC LAUNCHES FREE WI-FI HOTSPOT PROJECT -to provide broadband services at the five border posts

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

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