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Airtel remits Shs 34.8 billion rural communication levy

The funds will be usd to facilitate  access to communication services in underserved areas Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Telecom firm, Airtel Uganda, has handed over Shs 34.8 billion to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) in fulfillment of the Communications Act, aimed at bolstering the nation’s communication infrastructure. This contribution …

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UCC hunts for film makers in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) through the Uganda Film Festival has integrated the Karamoja sub-region into the Regional Film competition festivals to promote local content and diversity. On Friday, the filmmakers drawn from Arua, Gulu, and Lango converged at Hotel Africana in Moroto district for …

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UCC hands 14 film projects grants worth sh1.2billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has granted Shillings 1.2 billion to 14 locally scripted film and drama projects as part of a Content Development Support Program’s second cohort. Launched in 2021, the first cohort had 4 winners, while this year, 14 projects secured the grants. …

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Nyombi Thembo takes over at UCC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister of ICT Chris Baryomunsi has appointed Nyombi Thembo Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for a five year term. He takes over from Eng. Irene Kaggwa who has been acting since Eng Godfrey Mutabazi’s contract was not renewed in 2020. …

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UCC, telecoms face 600,000 unregistered SIM card dilemMa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  With only six days left until the deactivation deadline for non-regularized SIM cards, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and telecom companies are making a final push to remind cardholders to act fast to avoid potential disconnection. This urgent appeal comes just one week before …

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Infobip introduces ‘Signals’ to combat fake SMS

Uganda Communication Commission report shows that the country’s telecommunications operators received 205,511 complaints from consumers, including cases related to SMS pumping fraud Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In an era where brands are increasingly relying on SMS communication to engage with customers, cybercriminals are continually devising new tactics to exploit …

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