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Telecom firms quarterly revenues cross Shs1tn mark

But there was an increase in expenses on input and wholesale services, salaries and taxes Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s telecom sector has posted the highest total quarterly revenues on record, crossing the Shs1 trillion mark amidst the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest Uganda Communications Commission …

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Rights activists protest UCC move to regulate online platforms

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Human Rights lawyers and Democracy activists under the Center for Constitutional Governance-CCG are protesting a move by the Uganda Communications Commission to regulate data communication service providers The communications commission last week issued a deadline for Online Data Communication and broadcasters to obtain authorization from …

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Lawyer sues UCC over directives to register online content providers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A human rights lawyer Ivan Bwowe has petitioned High Court challenging the recent notice issued by Uganda Communications commission –UCC requiring all persons providing online data communication to regularize their operations before use. On September 7 2020, UCC wrote that the online content providers such …

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MPs oppose move to police personal social media accounts

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of Members of Parliament has slammed Uganda Communications Commission for moving to regulate electronic broadcasts on personal social media space. In a Public Notice issued on Monday, UCC- the telecommunications regulator reminded all online content providers that they have up to October 5, …

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UCC gives online content providers untill October to register

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Communications Commission- UCC has given all online content providers up to October 5th to register. The Commission’s spokesperson Ibrahim Bbosa, says that after the ultimatum, they will move to enforce the law. UCC Act 2013 gives the commission powers to impose a fine on …

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Deal sealed to promote Uganda as a film and tourist destination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote “Destination Uganda” as a premier film and tourist destination. The MoU enjoins the two parties to collaborate and jointly market Destination Uganda, and to improve Uganda’s brand …

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Uganda’s telephone subscribers up by 1.8 Million

Kampala,, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The number of telephone subscribers in Uganda has grown by 1.8 million in the third quarter of 2019/2020 bringing the total number to 28.5 million people.  According to the January to March 2020 quarterly report by the Uganda Communication Commission, the number of subscribers increased from …

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Parliament rushed to scrutinize new UCC regulations- Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said that parliament hastily scrutinized regulations for the arts industry after they were laid before the House weeks ago. Developed by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the Stage Play and Public Entertainment Rules No.80 of 2019 and …

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Farmers in Lwengo get UGX 280m resource centre

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buddu Agricultural Farmers Association-BAFFA which operates in Lwengo district has secured a resource centre to improve agricultural productivity in the area. The centre worth 280 million shillings was obtained through a partnership with the Uganda Communication Commission- UCC, to support farmers get updated information …

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