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UCC reminds Blogs & Online TV's to obtain Licenses before 5th October
UCC reminds Blogs & Online TV’s to obtain Licenses before 5th October

The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has reminded entities currently offering or planning to commence the provision of online data communication and broadcasting services to officially register with it before October 5, 2020. FOLLOW LINK TO WIN SOME CASH “The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) was established under section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013 (the […]

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SYLVER KYAGULANYI – Uganda’s Creative Industry Under Siege Again

SYLVER KYAGULANYI – Uganda’s Creative Industry Under Siege Again. The entertainment or creative arts industry is as old as humanity. It is one of the ways through which people demonstrate ingenuity and craft to make our lives more beautiful and worthwhile using creative arts, including music, dance, drama, painting, poetry to mention but a few. […]

MTN Uganda and UCC Sign the MTN UG License Renewal Agreement
MTN Uganda and UCC Sign the MTN UG License Renewal Agreement

MTN Uganda and the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) have today concluded the official signing of the License Renewal Agreement. Therefore this will enable the telecommunication company to continue its operations in the country. In addition, for another 12 years, commencing 1st July 2020. A joint press conference between MTN Uganda and the Regulatory body was held […]

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Sim Card Registration for corporate bodies suspended by UCC

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has suspended the sale of Sim Cards to companies, public institutions, and NGO’s pending investigations. In addition, this followed certain allegations of fraud in the process of Sim Card registration more son within the corporate bodies of Uganda. The Uganda Communications Commission Ag. Executive Director Engnr Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo issued […]

Uganda Communications Commission calls off Internship training 2020

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has today called off internship training for the year 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies and different institutions have suspended all the internship activities that were supposed to take place in May. In addition, this is because of the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Therefore Uganda Communications commission […]

How UCC is conniving with NIRA to milk millions from Ugandans in fake sim swap deal

By Christopher Tusiime/ Cyclone Times Correspondent Several Ugandans seeking to replace sim cards are still in shock after discovering that verifying their National Identification Numbers (NIN) with National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) won’t lead to sim card replacement. During a one week undercover reporting, this reporter came across forms that were filled yesterday and […]

Telecoms halt sale of new SIM cards following UCC directive
Telecoms halt sale of new SIM cards following UCC directive

Following a directive from Uganda Communications Commission to all telecom companies to stop the sale of new SIM Cards until UCC establishes API connectivity with National Identity verification, various telecoms have complied with the directive. The commission directed that all companies should halt the sale of new SIM cards to the public until it establishes […]

UCC sets 1 month ultimatum for online content providers to register

In Summary Online data communication service providers, including online publishers, online news platforms, and online radio and telephone operators are therefore advised to apply and obtain authorization from the Commission.   All Online data communicators in Uganda are directed to register within less than a month or else they face disciplinary Measures. According to a […]