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Switching off counterfeit phones not immediate: UCC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communication Commission-UCC has deferred the switching off of counterfeit phones on the Ugandan market, saying that it is not automatic, and will follow an assessment of the impact after the six months sensitization campaign which started on Tuesday. The sensitization campaign which will see …

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UCC launches anti-illegitimate communication devices campaign

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) on 02 August officially launched the Anti-Illegitimate Mobile Communication Devices Campaign in Uganda. The campaign seeks to draw public attention to and discourage the use of such devices. Under Section 5(k) of the Uganda Communications Act 2013, the Uganda Communications …

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UCC sounds warning on mobile money, ID fraudsters

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has warned the public against the increasing cases of fraud. UCC through the Acting head of communication and international relations Rebecca Mukite says that there is an increasing trend of conmen who trick people into giving mobile money …

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UCC, private sector partner against fake phones

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has partnered with the private sector and civil society to prepare the public ahead of the planned blocking of counterfeit mobile phones and other communication gadgets from the market. After failed attempts to rid the market of sub-standard and counterfeit phones for more …

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Battle for the internet market

Airtel Uganda increases internet bundles, leaves price uncnaged Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Telcom firm, Airtel Uganda has taken a price war to the door step of MTN Uganda with a massive increase in internet capacities. The telco, effective Feb.21, doubled daily internet bundles and increased the one on  …

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UCC resorts to mass sensitization on counterfeit phones

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After making various attempts to switch off substandard cell phones in vain, Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has shifted focus on empowering Ugandans to enable them to make informed decisions when buying mobile phones. UCC has for more than ten years made various attempts to get rid …

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Silencing voices of opposition

Chilling effect of Kakwenza’s arrest Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | The arrest of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has laid bare what many political observers say are tactics from the playbook of leaders who have clung to power too long, lack legitimacy, and have resorted to using security operatives to …

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MTN Uganda’s new journey

The telco raised Shs535.9bn in undersubscribed IPO Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The South African telecom subsidiary in Uganda, MTN, began a new journey on Dec.06, with the listing on the Uganda Securities Exchange, and the share price surging past the IPO price during the first week of trading. …

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