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UCC unable to license new TVs as signet runs out of space

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delay to embark on Phase three of the Digital Terrestrial Television network has forced the Uganda Communications Commission to stop issuing licenses to new broadcasters. Uganda switched off analogue television in June 2015, in fulfilment of an international deadline and Signet, a company affiliated …

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Digital rights in Uganda

  How the government is hindering them Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | An unfavourable national legal policy framework and ignorance of the policy implementers are among issues stopping Ugandans from enjoying their digital rights. Dorothy Mukasa; the Executive Director of Unwanted Witnesses, a civil organisation that defends and protects …

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Gov’t agencies to crackdown media advertising counterfeit health drinks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The advertisement and promotion of drinks with claims of health benefits has been stopped unless approved by the National Drug Authority (NDA), Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). Many non-carbonated soft drinks have increasingly been marketed as health drinks, energy …

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UCC seeks public opinion on infrastructure sharing policy

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has commenced public consultations on the draft policy that guides the deployment and sharing of telecommunications infrastructure.    The UCC says individual establishment or deployment of infrastructure by the various communications sector players is one of the major factors behind …

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Busoga One FM sues gov’t for illegal closure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busoga One Radio Limited has jointly sued the government, Uganda Communications Commission and Inspector General of Police for illegal closure of the station for ten days after the presidential elections. The radio station through its lawyers of Galisonga and Company Advocates has filed a suit …

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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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