MINISTRY OF ICT, UCC SIGN MOU WITH BUGANDA KINGDOM TO PROMOTE USE OF ICT

KAMPALA- 28-01-2022: The Ministry of ICT & National Guidance and Uganda Communications Commission have signed separate MoUs with the Kingdom of Buganda to promote digital literacy, productive internet usage, and technological innovations. During an event at Bulange Mengo on Friday, the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of ICT and Buganda Kingdom that was signed last month was launched, while a separate MoU was signed … Continue reading MINISTRY OF ICT, UCC SIGN MOU WITH BUGANDA KINGDOM TO PROMOTE USE OF ICT

MOBILE SUBSCRIPTION CONTINUES TO SPUR GROWTH

KAMPALA: 23-01-2022 – Mobile and fixed telephone subscription has continued to be the engine for growth in the communications sector with the market hitting 29 million in the third quarter of 2021. However, in terms of net quarterly additions, only 200,000 new subscriptions were posted in the three months July-September 2021, according to the latest market performance report released by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). This … Continue reading MOBILE SUBSCRIPTION CONTINUES TO SPUR GROWTH

UCC CALLS FOR PARTNERS TO SUPPORT DIGITAL LITERACY AMONG WOMEN IN UNDERSERVED AREAS

KAMPALA: 18-01-22 – Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Uganda Communications Universal Services Access Fund (UCUSAF) has launched a call for business plan proposals to address the digital divide among women in selected communities. The successful organisation will partner with UCC/UCUSAF to utilise the grant for “enhancing ICT adoption through digital literacy for women in the informal sector” under a collaborative framework. “Online experiences and … Continue reading UCC CALLS FOR PARTNERS TO SUPPORT DIGITAL LITERACY AMONG WOMEN IN UNDERSERVED AREAS

23 TV STATIONS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR COPYRIGHT VIOLATION

KAMPALA – 19-01-2022: Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is investigating 23 TV stations following complaints that they have been broadcasting copyrighted content without permission, in contravention of the Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights Act 2006. The Commission recently wrote to the stations, demanding that they immediately stop and desist from any further broadcasting of programmes or content for which they have not acquired the necessary authorisations or … Continue reading 23 TV STATIONS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR COPYRIGHT VIOLATION

SANYUKA TV ORDERED TO APOLOGISE TO OS-SUNA 

KAMPALA- 30-12-2021- Sanyuka TV has been ordered to apologise to musician Omulangira Suuna and to retract offensive statements made against him during the programme Morning Express aired on 27th August 2021.   “The retraction should be effected by broadcasting an unconditional apology issued to the complainant during the same programme,” the Commission said in its ruling on the matter last month.  “The presenters should ensure that the apology is made with an equivalent degree of prominence and timing in accordance with Regulation 12 of the Uganda Communications (Content) Regulations 2019,” the ruling … Continue reading SANYUKA TV ORDERED TO APOLOGISE TO OS-SUNA 

UCC LAUNCHES E-SERVICE PORTAL

KAMPALA: December 02-12-2021 – Providers of communications services in Uganda will now be able to apply for Short Codes and Type Approval online, thanks to the Uganda Communications Commission’s new e-Service portal. By visiting eservices.ucc.co.ug, clients can sign up and apply for either Type Approval or Short Code, as well as track the progress of their application. The portal is currently offering these two services … Continue reading UCC LAUNCHES E-SERVICE PORTAL

Sticky post

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 “ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, ICT ADAPTION, DIGITAL SKILLS AND ACCESS TO E-SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), through The Uganda Communications Universal Service and Access Fund (UCUSAF), which is a Universal Service Fund (USF) for communications in Uganda, has launched a call for business plan proposals to establish a collaboration on the implementation of key activities under a general thematic area of addressing digital inclusiveness of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ICT. Therefore, the UCUSAF III programme sets aside … Continue reading CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/UCUSAF GRANT FOR “ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, ICT ADAPTION, DIGITAL SKILLS AND ACCESS TO E-SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

COMESA TEAM VISITS UCC OVER REGIONAL TRADE

Last week – Uganda Communications Commission hosted a team from the COMESA Business Council to discuss the Regional Digital Inclusion Project. The COMESA Business Council is implementing a Digital Financial Inclusion programme that supports the design, development and deployment of an integrated regional digital retail payment platform that is low-cost, interoperable and fraud-resistant to serve Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the region. The … Continue reading COMESA TEAM VISITS UCC OVER REGIONAL TRADE

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH NEXT MEDIA’S KIN KARIISA

4th NOVEMBER 2021 Kin is the Chief Executive Officer of Next Media Services, the holding company for NBS TV, Nile Post, Sanyuka TV, Next radio, Salam TV, Next Communication and Next Productions and a host of other companies as well as the sitting Board Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters and Soliton Telmec a leading telecommunication technology company in East Africa. Here Kin spares … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH NEXT MEDIA’S KIN KARIISA