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

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

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 . 

CYBER SECURITY IS AN INVESTMENT, NOT AN EXPENSE, UCC ED TELLS CEOs

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

DIGITAL SAFETY IS A RIGHT, SAYS UCC BOSS

KAMPALA –MARCH 15, 2022 – Digital safety is a fundamental right for consumers, and all stakeholders should join hands to enforce it, the Uganda Communications Commission Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo has said. “The Commission recognises that digital safety is a fundamental right for all consumers; it is not a privilege, and guaranteeing it is a concerted effort of all stakeholders,” she explained. In … Continue reading DIGITAL SAFETY IS A RIGHT, SAYS UCC BOSS

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