PUBLIC NOTICE: Applicants for licenses to provide communication services

The applicants below have applied to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for licenses to provide services indicated against their respective names; The Commission is therefore seeking opinions and/or comments from the public, if any, about the respective applicants’ eligibility for the licenses they have applied for within a period of fourteen (14) days from the date of publication of this notice. The Commission shall proceed … Continue reading PUBLIC NOTICE: Applicants for licenses to provide communication services

NEW COMMUNICATIONS REPORT SHOWS MODEST GROWTH

The communications sector in Uganda continues to demonstrate resilience as it weathers the storm driven by COVID19, with the latest market performance report showing modest growth across several indicators. According to the quarterly market tracking report produced by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), there was a net account addition of 590,000 mobile and fixed subscriptions in the period January to March 2021. This resulted in the … Continue reading NEW COMMUNICATIONS REPORT SHOWS MODEST GROWTH

UCC ARRESTS RADIO INSTALLATION FRAUDSTER – part of a group of individuals who forge letters purportedly from UCC and defraud Ugandans by promising them radio frequencies.

Police officers attached to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) last week arrested a Ugandan woman who has been cited in several illegal radio frequency deals and installations across the country. The middle-aged suspect, whose name has not been disclosed for fear of jeopardising the ongoing investigations, is reported to be part of a big group of individuals who forge letters purportedly from UCC and defraud … Continue reading UCC ARRESTS RADIO INSTALLATION FRAUDSTER – part of a group of individuals who forge letters purportedly from UCC and defraud Ugandans by promising them radio frequencies.

TELECOMS IN RECORD 2020 REVENUE PERFORMANCE – the latest communications market performance report indicates.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE The telecommunications industry recorded gross revenue of more than US$1bn in the 12 months ending December 2020, the latest communications market performance report indicates. According to the quarterly market tracking report produced by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), UShs1.144 trillion was recorded for the October – December 2020 quarter, surpassing the UShs1.095 trillion recorded in the third quarter (July to September … Continue reading TELECOMS IN RECORD 2020 REVENUE PERFORMANCE – the latest communications market performance report indicates.

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

RESPECTING STANDARDS IS KEY FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT

BY WAISWA ABUDU SALLAM> Freedom of expression is anchored in several international and regional instruments. Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and people’s rights of 1981 lucidly provides that every individual shall have the right to receive information and the right to express and disseminate his opinions within the law. A similar provision is contained in article 10 of the European convention for … Continue reading RESPECTING STANDARDS IS KEY FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT