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Posts Tagged ‘UCC’

  • Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director, Uganda Comm. Commission

    Uganda expects 100% cellular coverage in 2019

    September 8, 2018 • East Africa, ITU Telecom World, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda expects 100% cellular coverage in 2019

    The head of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) says the country should have 100% mobile phone coverage by the end of 2019. Godfrey Mutabazi told The Daily Monitor that he expects national roaming to be implemented next year to ensure that users retain...

  • The tax means Ugandans will now have to pay 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) a day to use popular platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp.

    Uganda government sued over social media tax

    July 10, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda government sued over social media tax

    The Ugandan government recently introduced a law to tax social media users which went into effect as of July 1 2017. According to BBC, the taxes are an attempt by the government to help alleviate the country’s debt. Additionally, Ugandan President Yoweri...

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    Ugandan government to launch social media platforms in 2018

    January 18, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Ugandan government to launch social media platforms in 2018

    The Ugandan government is considering creating its own social media platforms. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) revealed that it is planning to launch their own versions of popular social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter in 2018. According...

  • Sim Fraud

    Uganda: UCC warns consumers of SIM fraud

    August 8, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: UCC warns consumers of SIM fraud

    According to a report via TelecomPaper, the Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC) has warned the public against an emergent trend in the industry in which fraudsters impersonate subscribers. Once done, the fraudsters then attempt to extort money from the...

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    Ugandan mobile and fixed line subscriptions rise in Q3

    March 2, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ugandan mobile and fixed line subscriptions rise in Q3

    Uganda’s total mobile and fixed telephony subscriptions increased by 3.1 percent to 22.97 million in the third quarter from July-September 2015, from 22.29 million in the second quarter. According to the latest statistics from the Uganda Communication...

  • SA and IT outsourcing – what to expect in the coming years

    November 7, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA and IT outsourcing – what to expect in the coming years

    With the South African IT services market expected to reach R53.3 billion by 2015, according to BMI TechKnowledge’s (BMI-T) South African IT Services Market Sizing and Forecast it is safe to say there is still considerable opportunity for IT players in...

  • Uganda: Unregistered SIM cards still functioning

    September 3, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Unregistered SIM cards still functioning

    According to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), a number of unregistered SIM cards are remaining active despite their service supposed to have been shut off during the registration period earlier this year. The UCC has called on mobile phone...

  • Uganda: end of the road for unregistered SIM cards

    August 27, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: end of the road for unregistered SIM cards

    The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has confirmed that there will be no extension on the SIM card registration process deadline of 31 August. After this date all unregistered SIM cards will be deactivated. In May this year The Commission issued a...

  • Uganda: Warid customers concerned over Airtel takeover

    May 1, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Warid customers concerned over Airtel takeover

    The East African Business Week reports that the Bharti Airtel takeover of Warid Telecom has been met with mixed response from Warid customers. There is reportedly concern amongst customers about maintaining numbers and missing out on products available on the...

  • Uganda: Citizens advised to avoid unlicensed telecos

    March 1, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Citizens advised to avoid unlicensed telecos

    Uganda’s telecommunications regulator is warning citizens in the East African country from using an unlicensed telecom operator that is currently operating in Kampala. The warning has been issued following reports that a number of users are employing...

  • Uganda’s SIM registration to go forward, says court

    February 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda’s SIM registration to go forward, says court

    Uganda’s SIM card registration process will go ahead after a court ruled that it would not block a move by the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) to have all telecom users’ SIM cards registered. Justice Eldard Mwangusya said in his ruling...

  • Uganda: media attempts to block UCC

    February 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: media attempts to block UCC

    The Observer in Kampala reports that the Human Rights Network for Journalists Uganda Chapter (HRNJ-U) has taken legal action against the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) regarding the switching off of unregistered SIM cards. HRNJ-U has reportedly filed...

  • Uganda: new law to regulate mobile services

    January 29, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: new law to regulate mobile services

    Uganda’s telecommunications regulator announced that it will introduce a new law that will see more regulation of advertising on short text messaging services and mobile money business in the East African country. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)...

  • Uganda’s telecom regulator condemns poor mobile services

    January 24, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda’s telecom regulator condemns poor mobile services

    Uganda’s telecommunications regulator and watchdog, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), has condemned the poor services given to users across the country in a statement after it conducted a survey of telecommunications services in the East African...

  • Uganda: UCC urged to step up digital campaign

    November 27, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda: UCC urged to step up digital campaign

    Ugandan pay-TV operator StarTimes has urged the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to strengthen its awarness campaign covering the country’s digital migration away from analog television. The company’s Sales Manager Simon Arineitwe said in a...

  • Uganda’s UBC sues UCC over contract breach

    October 11, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda’s UBC sues UCC over contract breach

    The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) has filed a lawsuit against the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for reportedly dishonoring a contract that would have made the UBC the sole signal provider in the country. The company said in a press release...