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UCC clarifies on Sim-Card replacements

UCC clarifies on Sim-Card replacements Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has set out tough new procedures for SIM-card swaps or replacements, that will include re-registering at the telecoms and confirming the device one is using is an approved type. Ugandan telecommunications companies were early …

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Two remanded over hacking Ugandan Ministers’ SIM cards

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Two senior MTN staff who allegedly defrauded people using telephone lines, of Lands Minister Persis Namuganza and Agriculture Minister Christopher Kibazanga were Monday remanded to Luzira prison on charges of unauthorized blocking of SIM cards. Nasser Kigenyi a service customer adviser and Henry Mugambe a salesman attached to MTN -Mubende …

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MTN staff remanded over hacking Ugandan ministers’ SIM-cards

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Two senior MTN Staff who allegedly defrauded people using the telephone lines of Ugandan ministers have been remanded to Luzira Prison. Nasser Kigenyi a Service Customer Adviser and Henry Mugambe a Salesman attached to MTN -Mubende -Kyegegwa Branch,  appeared before Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Samuel …

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THIS WEEK: UCC asked to investigate unregistered SIM cards

THIS WEEK: UCC asked to investigate unregistered SIM cards Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has been directed to investigate the existence of active SIM cards that are not properly registered. This follows the kidnap and murder of Susan Magara granddaughter to former First Deputy …

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Airtel, MTN stop sale of SIM cards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel, Africell  and MTN  have temporarily stopped the sale of new SIM cards until they get direct access to the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) database. In statements Thursday, Airtel Uganda, Africell and MTN Uganda all said they were responding to new guidelines issued by …

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Govt warns telecom operators on sim-cards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has been directed to investigate the existence of active sim-cards that are not properly registered and are being used by criminals. “All telecom operators are on notice, if they don’t switch off illegally acquired sim-cards they will be penalized …

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VIDEO: Chris Obore explains why parliament has summoned Tumwebaze

FULL VIDEO: Chris Obore, the Director, Communication and Public Affairs at Parliament of Uganda explains to NBS TV why Parliament is summoning  ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze for ‘defying’ the house on deadlines for SIM-card registration. Tumwebaze maintained the deadline last Friday, a day after Parliament had recommended it be pushed …

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CONFIRMED: SIM-card registration deadline stays

The deadline of May 19 set by government for all unregistered SIM-cards to be switched off (voice communication only for a start) will stand, Frank Tumwebaze,  Minister of ICT and National Guidance has confirmed. “The deadline of 19th May set by government will be enforced at Midnight,” Tumwebaze told the press on …

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Parliament resolves to extend SIM-card deadline to next year

Uganda’s Parliament has Thursday passed a motion extending the registration of SIM-cards deadline by not more than one year. Government responded soon after. Frank Tumwebaze, Spokesperson Government of Uganda said on twitter that “Government notes and will address issues of Parliament in regard to the SIM-card verification period, the deadline stands.” …

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