KAMPALA: November 30, 2021 – Uganda Communications Commission is distributing solar powered tablets to selected households across the country as part of a proof of concept pilot project on the contribution of ICTs in the eradication of household poverty. Undertaken by the Uganda Communications Universal Services Access Fund (UCUSAF), the project is targeting up to 1,400 underserved households in eight sub-countries across Uganda’s four regions. … Continue reading 1,400 HOUSEHOLDS TO GET FREE SOLAR TABLETS
KAMPALA November 8, 2022. Helen Nakiguli, of UCC was one of the lead facilitators during a virtual consultative and benchmarking workshop between Uganda Communications Commission, and the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority [BOCRA] on issues relating to the measurement and compliance monitoring of ICT infrastructure Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) levels and Specific Absorption Rate. The objective of the workshop was to share our country experience and … Continue reading BENCHMARKING WORKSHOP ON HUMAN EXPOSURE TO EMF AND SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATE (SAR) WITH BOTSWANA ICT REGULATOR & STAKEHOLDERS.
KAMPALA: November 4, 2022 –Two hundred and thirty-two thousand (232,000) new broadband subscriptions were recorded between April-June 2022, bringing total broadband connections in Uganda to 23.7 million, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) market performance report indicates. In a year-on-year comparison, the 12 months ended June 2022 recorded 1.9 million new broadband subscriptions – an 8% year-on- year growth in broadband subscriptions, says the quarterly report. … Continue reading BROADBAND CONNECTIONS RISE TO 23.7M
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) hosted the East African Communications Organization (EACO) 3 day Working Group (WG) 6 meeting. The 3-day meeting started on 31st October 2022 at the UCC head office in Bugoloobi. WG6 is a technical committee that works towards harmonizing and sharing country experiences on issues pertaining to Telecommunications numbering resources, IP addressing, Service Pricing, and Industry Analysis. EACO was established in 2012, … Continue reading HOSTING EACO WG 6 MEETING – Kampala 2022
KAMPALA – May 18, 2022 – The 9th edition of the Uganda Film Festival (UFF 2022) officially kicked off on Wednesday night with the unveiling of nominees in various categories. The red-carpet event, which was held at the UCC House in Bugolobi, attracted who-is-who in the Ugandan film industry and was spiced up by entertainment from Myko Ouma and Friends band. Welcoming the 200 or … Continue reading UGANDA FILM FESTIVAL 2022 NOMINATIONS UNVEILED
ARUA –April 29, 2022 – “Mr. Speaker sir, I would like to appeal for the integration of sign language into the national curriculum of Uganda so that professionals that come from our training institutions and universities can graduate with full knowledge of sign language.” The submission above could very easily have been part of the proceedings in Uganda’s national Parliament or local government councils. However, … Continue reading WESTNILE CONSUMERS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD IN ‘12th PARLIAMENT’
The International Girls in ICT Day was established to ensure that the ICT train leaves no one behind, let alone girls, the choice of Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement as the venue for this year’s activities couldn’t have been more apt. The event held on April 28, 2022, was a culmination of week-long activities that included career guidance and consumer awareness sessions, and a mini-robotics training … Continue reading BIDI BIDI REFUGEE SCHOOLGIRLS SHOW OFF TECH INNOVATIONS
KAMPALA: 04-05-2022 – Intellectual property regulator Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) in partnership with Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), has warned the public against piracy and breach of content, a rapidly growing vice in the country. This was during a broadcasters’ copyright workshop where different industry players were cautioned and informed about their rights and obligations regarding the copyright system. Speaking at the open dialogue, Mercy K. … Continue reading UCC, URSB engage broadcasters on piracy and copyright breaches .
“The 5% quarterly international traffic growth is attributed to traditional seasonal demand as well as the continued resumption of global and regional business following COVID-19 lockdowns” #UCCQ4 -2021 Continue reading UCC REPORT: 1.3 MILLION DEVICES ADDED TO NETWORK IN 3 MONTHS
KAMPALA: 12-04-2022 – The Ag. Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, challenged CEOs of telecommunication companies to consider cybersecurity as an investment rather than an expense. The Ag. ED made the remarks during the 2nd Annual CEO Cybersecurity Breakfast, which was attended by the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) Secretary General, John Omo, among others, at the UCC head office on Tuesday, … Continue reading CYBER SECURITY IS AN INVESTMENT, NOT AN EXPENSE, UCC ED TELLS CEOs
KAMPALA: 14-03-22 – Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Uganda Communications Universal Services and Access Fund (UCUSAF) has launched a call for proposals on how to enhance ICT adoption through digital literacy for rural border communities. The successful applicant will partner with UCC/UCUSAF to implement key activities under a general thematic area of addressing the digital divide amongst 12 rural border communities. The key project … Continue reading A CALL FOR PARTNERS TO ENHANCE DIGITAL LITERACY FOR RURAL BORDER COMMUNITIES