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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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ICT minister inspects communication network at Busia one stop border

 Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Judith Nabakooba, the Minister of information and communication technology-ICT spent part of Friday inspecting the communication networks at Busia One Stop Boarder Post-OSBP. The minister’s visit was prompted by complaints from area leaders about the poor network in Busia resulting from interference from other networks.   …

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Internet cafes phasing out of business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Investment in public internet has increasingly become risky and less viable in Kampala City as opposed to several years ago. This is due to low returns as a result of fewer customers accessing the internet from cafes, according to business people dealing in internet data. …

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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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