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

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTHY AGEING

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) has been celebrated every 17 May since 1969, to mark the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. The rationale of WTISD is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and ICTs can bring to societies and economies, as well as … Continue reading DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTHY AGEING

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 . 

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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

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

URBAN TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘SHORT CIRCUIT’

KAMPALA, 23-10-2021-Uganda Communications Commission has ordered Urban TV to immediately suspend its Short Circuit programme after the station ignored the regulator’s directive to have it rescheduled. The Commission on 18th October 2021 wrote to eleven TV stations directing them to reschedule their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm, and 5 am with effect from Wednesday, 20th October 2021. However, in utter … Continue reading URBAN TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘SHORT CIRCUIT’

SPARK TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘LIVE WIRE’

KAMPALA, 21-10-2021-Uganda Communications Commission has ordered Spark TV to immediately suspend its Live Wire programme after the station appeared to ignore the regulator’s directive to have it rescheduled. The Commission on 18th October 2021 wrote to eleven TV stations directing them to reschedule their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm, and 5 am, with effect from Wednesday this week. However, while … Continue reading SPARK TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘LIVE WIRE’