4,000 HOUSEHOLDS GET FREE TABLET DEVICES
KAMPALA: November 25, 2022 – A total of four thousand tablet devices are being given away to 4,000 households across Uganda, as part of a Uganda Communications Universal Services and Access Fund (UCUSAF) proof – of concept on the necessity and role of access and usage of ICTs in eradicating household poverty. The proof-of-concept project, through which some of the poorest households in the country … Continue reading 4,000 HOUSEHOLDS GET FREE TABLET DEVICES
1,400 HOUSEHOLDS TO GET FREE SOLAR TABLETS
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
CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/UCUSAF GRANT FOR SKILLING YOUTH GROUPS IN ICTS AND MULTIMEDIA
Introduction The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), through the Uganda Communications Universal Service Access Fund (UCUSAF), has launched a call for business plan proposals to implement key activities relating to the skilling of youths in multimedia production to foster innovation and creativity in local content and create jobs in the creative cultural industries. UCC/UCUSAF seeks to collaborate with a suitably qualified stakeholder or consortium of stakeholders … Continue reading CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/UCUSAF GRANT FOR SKILLING YOUTH GROUPS IN ICTS AND MULTIMEDIA
PUBLIC NOTICE: EQUIPMENT TYPE APPROVAL REQUIREMENT FOR ALL TWO-WAY RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) was established under Section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 to regulate the communications sector in Uganda. UCC has noted the increasing importation of two-way radiocommunications devices (commonly known as walkie-talkies/radio calls) and the associated base and repeater station equipment prior to obtaining the necessary approvals. Many of these have been confiscated at Entebbe Airport and other ports of … Continue reading PUBLIC NOTICE: EQUIPMENT TYPE APPROVAL REQUIREMENT FOR ALL TWO-WAY RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
BENCHMARKING WORKSHOP ON HUMAN EXPOSURE TO EMF AND SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATE (SAR) WITH BOTSWANA ICT REGULATOR & STAKEHOLDERS.
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.
BROADBAND CONNECTIONS RISE TO 23.7M
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
HOSTING EACO WG 6 MEETING – Kampala 2022
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
UGANDA FILM FESTIVAL 2022 NOMINATIONS UNVEILED
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
WESTNILE CONSUMERS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD IN ‘12th PARLIAMENT’
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’
BIDI BIDI REFUGEE SCHOOLGIRLS SHOW OFF TECH INNOVATIONS
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
UCC, URSB engage broadcasters on piracy and copyright breaches .
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 .