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’Lift the ban on Facebook and widen phone coverage’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It is a constitutional right for every Ugandan to have access to information but this provision of the Constitution has been breached by the prolonged ban on internet use and poor network coverage, MPs have noted. Members of Parliament are concerned that at the time when …

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MPs decry exploitation of Ugandans by telecom companies

MPs have denounced the high costs of data and voice bundles Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have tasked government to prevail over telecommunication companies that are charging exorbitantly for services which is affecting communications countrywide. The MPs voiced their concerns on Thursday following a presentation on the state of …

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Uganda eyes benefits of new Global Posta Strategy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has signed onto the Global World Postal Strategy that is aimed at reviving, sustaining and growing the postal sector, which is under pressure from the digital revolution.  The four-year strategy responds to the current market needs and sets out approaches on how the …

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State House asks UCC to investigate those declaring Museveni dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State House has tasked telecom regulator, Uganda Communications Commission to investigate social media users declaring President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni either very sick or dead. In her press statement, Lindah Nabusayi, the senior presidential press secretary says that the only reason President Museveni is no longer …

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Uganda registers 13% decline in households with radio sets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of households that own radio sets has declined by 13.5% in a survey carried out by Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Radio is a leading source of information in Uganda and there are over 200 stations authorized by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to broadcast …

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Telecom companies disconnect non-compliant corporate simcards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Telecommunication companies continue to disconnect mobile telephone lines that are assigned to corporate organizations which have failed to comply with the UCC guidelines issued last year. The regulator says they have received complaints alleging failure and/or refusal by operators to adhere to the set simcard …

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Free media airtime for gov’t to be streamlined – Nabakooba

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba has promised to work with the relevant bodies to review the guidelines on the mandatory free airtime offered to government in Radio and TV stations. In 2014, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) issued a guideline requiring …

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Court upholds 51 billion telecom license fees for MTN Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court in Kampala has upheld a decision by Uganda Communications Commission-UCC, for telecom company MTN to pay 51 billion Shillings (14.14 million USD) as license fees. In July 2020, UCC wrote to MTN requiring them to pay a license fee for the transitional period of …

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