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Internet access surpasses 20 million user mark after lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Internet subscriptions in Uganda have grown to 20.1 million users as of September 2020, according to the latest market report by the regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission, UCC. This is nearly 50% national connectivity, meaning that at one in every two Ugandans are connected to …

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Media houses asked to allow Museveni’s weekly address amidst campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and Uganda Media council have asked media houses to broadcast President Museveni’s weekly national address in the midst of campaigns. Presidential press secretary Don Wanyama recently announced that all media houses will be required to broadcast President Museveni’s address to …

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NUP complains to EC over denial of air space

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP party has called for the intervention of the Electoral Commission following complaints by their members that some media houses especially in upcountry areas are denying them air space. Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP party spokesperson says that they have received complaints …

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UCC now ready to enforce fake mobile phone switch off

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Communications Commission-UCC is set to start enforcement of the crackdown against fake mobile phones and laptops. But, the telecommunications regulator faults the service providers for failing to agree on the date for disconnections.    The bid to have such gargets off the …

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Broadcasters oppose guidelines for 2021 general elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Broadcasters are protesting the proposed guidelines issued by Uganda Communications Commission-UCC ahead of the 2021 polls. The broadcasters describe the guidelines as unfair, saying they were never consulted by the regulator. The guidelines cover political advertising, equitable access to talk-shows, equal coverage to candidates …

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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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