COMPLAINT ABOUT THE PROGRAM “FULL BLAST” ON BUKEDDE TV 2

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) received a complaint about the content and nature of programming aired by Bukedde TV 2. The Complainants allege that the Program “FULL BLAST,” aired on 30th September 2021, contained abusive and demeaning language. In addition, the producer or presenter of the program did not provide professional control or guidance to the guests during the program, which resulted in a … Continue reading COMPLAINT ABOUT THE PROGRAM “FULL BLAST” ON BUKEDDE TV 2

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH LYCAMOBILE VINAYA CHOUDARY ALAPATI

1st OCTOBER 2021 Vinaya Choudary Alapati is the CEO/Director of Tangerine Limited trading as Lycamobile in Uganda, a business leader with more than 20 years of experience in the IT/Telecom sector. Here Vinaya spares a moment to answer some consumer questions… There are concerns about transparency, cost, and data consumption rates; what is Lycamobile doing to address this? LycaMobile provides online user account access so … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH LYCAMOBILE VINAYA CHOUDARY ALAPATI

LOCAL FILM PROJECTS GET SHS 500M BOOST

KAMPALA, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 – Four promising local film projects that might otherwise have remained on paper now stand a good chance of coming to life, thanks to Government financial support to the tune of Shs 503 million. The filmmakers were all smiles as they received cheques from the Acting Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission, Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, at the UCC head office in … Continue reading LOCAL FILM PROJECTS GET SHS 500M BOOST

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH MULTICHOICE UGANDA’S HASSAN SALEH

21st SEPTEMBER 2021 Hassan is the Managing Director of MultiChoice Uganda and a commercial leader with an appetite for change leadership. Before this, he has had over 20 years of work experience in different capacities across Africa in the Telecommunications and Fast Moving Consumer Goods industries. Here Hassan spares a moment to answer some consumer questions… What is DSTV/Multichoice doing to encourage the growth and … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH MULTICHOICE UGANDA’S HASSAN SALEH

UCC EXPLAINS CONDITIONS FOR AFRICELL EXIT

Uganda Communications Commission has granted conditional approval to Africell’s exit plan from Uganda, requiring that the outgoing service provider settle outstanding debts and liabilities and comply with data protection and privacy, environmental, and labour laws, among other conditions. Through multiple letters exchanged, especially in July and August 2021,UCC offered detailed guidance on how to manage the exit process. Africell made commitments to the Commission to … Continue reading UCC EXPLAINS CONDITIONS FOR AFRICELL EXIT

NEW REPORT: 29M USE PHONES, 22M ON INTERNET

KAMPALA – 14-09-2021 – Telephone and internet subscriptions grew by the same percentage between April and June 2021, as the communications sector registered modest growth across all major indicators, the latest market performance report indicates. Fixed and mobile telephone subscriptions grew by 600,000 from 28.3 million to 28.9 million, a growth rate of 2%, while internet subscriptions grew by 352,000 from 21.5 million to 21.9 … Continue reading NEW REPORT: 29M USE PHONES, 22M ON INTERNET

CONSUMER Q&A: THREE MINUTES WITH JAMES ‘Fatboy’ ONEN 

9th SEPTEMBER 2021 James ‘Fatboy’ Onen is the CEO of RX Radio, a Uganda-based online radio station and podcast platform whose state goal is to serve the needs of a growing class of media consumers who are looking for high-quality radio content. Here Fatboy spares a moment to answer some consumer questions… What benefits does online/internet radio provide for listeners? Online radio provides a convenient … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: THREE MINUTES WITH JAMES ‘Fatboy’ ONEN 

CESSATION OF PROVISION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES BY AFRICELL UGANDA LIMITED

The Uganda Communication Commission (the Commission) was established under section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013(the Act) as the regulator of the communications sector in Uganda with the mandate to, among others, monitor, inspect, licence, supervise, control, promote and safeguard interests of consumers and providers of communications services in Uganda. The Commission wishes to confirm that Africell Uganda Limited (Africell) decided to stop providing … Continue reading CESSATION OF PROVISION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES BY AFRICELL UGANDA LIMITED

PUBLIC NOTICE

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR FM BROADCASTING FREQUENCY IN THE SELECTED LOCATIONS IN UGANDA Background Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) was established by the Uganda Communications Act of 2013 as the regulator of the Communications sector which includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio-communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure.  The Act mandates the Commission to, among others, allocate, license, standardize and manage the use of the radio frequency … Continue reading PUBLIC NOTICE

NEW UCC BOARD COMMISSIONED

KAMPALA -Sept.1, 2021 – The Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, has described members of the new Uganda Communications Commission board as “high calibre” and pledged to support them in their oversight role. “We as the ministry shall give you all the support you need so that you can do your work of providing oversight over UCC,” the minister said during the … Continue reading NEW UCC BOARD COMMISSIONED