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Uganda: Social media tax payers fall to 6.8 mln

According to a quarterly report by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the number of internet subscribers who paid the social media tax reduced from 8.04 million in July 2018 to 6.84 million people in September.41 Last year, Uganda’s parliament passed...

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...

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...

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 to reports,...

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 unsuspecting...

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 Commission (UCC), which...

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...

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 providers...

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...

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...
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