News Highlights

Quality of Service Performance Report, February - June 2014

Monday, 11th August 2014
UCC carried out a Quality of Service (QoS) performance exercise on the five (5) operational Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) networks from February-June 2014 in Jinja, Kabale, Kampala, Kasese, Masaka, Mbale, Mbarara and Mukono.

Uganda Film Festival 2014 Nominees

Thursday, 7th August 2014
The jury of the Uganda Film Festival 2014 (#UFF14) including; Leonce Ngabo (Burundi), Barbel Mauch (Germany), Dominic Dipio (Uganda), Faustin Misanvu (Uganda) and Femi Odugbemi (Nigeria) convened in Kampala from 27th July – 2nd August 2014. It reviewed in a pre-screening stage a total of 178 film submissions. From that process, 10 films were selected in each category to be in-competition.
3 Nominees for each category where there after agreed upon.

2014 Universal Posta Union Strategy Conference

Thursday, 24th July 2014
The 2014 Universal Postal Union (UPU) Strategy Conference will be held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (Rép.), from 14th to 15th October 2014, in the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire.

Call for Papers: NCC 2014

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014
The 3rd National Conference on Communications will take place on 29-30, September 2014 at Ndejje University, Uganda,

Uganda re-elected to top African Telecommunications Union seat

Thursday, 17th July 2014
July 10, 2014: Uganda has been re-elected to the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) Administrative Council for the period 2014-2018. The elections took place during the 4th ATU Plenipotentiary Conference held in Harare, Zimbabwe from July 3-11, 2014.

ITU TELECOM WORLD 2014 Young Innovators Competition

Wednesday, 16th July 2014
On behalf of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2014, Uganda Communications Commission is happy to announce second challenge of the Young Innovators Competition 2014. The annual competition offers young people the chance to win up to USD 10,000 (Ten Thousand Dollars Only) in seed funding, take part in workshops on entrepreneurial skills, opportunities to meet and network with leading ICT players and, to showcase their projects at the Innovation Space; a dedicated show floor pavilion at ITU Telecom World which will take place December 7-10 in
Doha, Qatar.

PRESS RELEASE: One Area Network

Friday, 4th July 2014
Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan have mutually agreed to adopt a regional telecommunications framework for a "One-Network-Area¡± by 31st December 2014. The One-Network-Area is being implemented as a result of resolutions made during the 5th Heads of State Summit for the Northern Corridor Integration Projects held in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2014.

Uganda Film Festival 2014 Kicks Off

Tuesday, 17th June 2014
Tonight, June 17, 2014, the second edition of the Uganda Film Festival (UFF), organised by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), will kick off in Kampala.

Policy statement by Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director, Uganda Communications Commission at the WSIS+10 High Level Event

Tuesday, 10th June 2014
Eleven (11) years ago, as we discussed ICT inclusion, the focus of a number of national plans around the world was largely on increasing access to voice communication.  Today, however, we all recognise that ICTs are a lot more than just telephony services.

Uganda celebrates innovation in style

Wednesday, 21st May 2014
Saying that Friday, May 16, 2014 will go down as the date when ACIA became a signature of Uganda's innovation industry would be an understatement.

Hon. John Nasasira hands over ITSO chair - May 21, 2014

Wednesday, 21st May 2014
The Minister for Information and Communications Technology, Hon. John Nasasira, has handed over the chairmanship of the Assembly of Parties of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (ITSO).

Uganda hosts 9th e-Learning Africa Conference 2014

Tuesday, 20th May 2014
The Conference will explore how technology is revolutionising learning and training across the African continent

Uganda hosts ITU Spectrum Meeting

Friday, 1st November 2013
Uganda is hosting Study Groups 11 and13 Workshop and Meeting of the international Telecommunications Union (ITU)

UCC wins SIM card registration case

Monday, 2nd September 2013
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has won a court case in which activists led by the Uganda Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ-Uganda)

Rosie Motene graces UFF 2013

Thursday, 29th August 2013
The success of the maiden Uganda Film Festival (UFF 2013) will be judged not only from the quality of nominated films but also on the