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05:49
05:49

Media Houses Decry Revenue Loss as Gov’t Enjoys Free Airtime 2 1

The radio stations lose up to eight million Shillings every month from the free talk show that is dedicated to government programmes. They also lose 14 million Shillings on adverts, 2.4 million Shillings on announcements and 10 million Shillings on DJ mentions. These figures are documented in a petition that was presented to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Tuesday.,
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MTN Uganda Signs License Renewal Agreement 1

In a statement, MTN Uganda said “This brings to an end the long-standing negotiations between MTN Uganda, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and the government. This license renewal comes almost 2 years later, since MTN Uganda applied for a license renewal following the expiry of their 20 year license in October 2018”.
11:50
11:50

Companies Not Liable to Pay License Fees to Districts for Masts– Court 1 Top story

In its defense, Eaton Towers Uganda told court that it had pay licenses to the Central Government through Uganda Communications Commission-UCC and subjecting them to any other payment would contravene the UCC Act.
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Ugandans Face Slow Internet As Lockdown Increases Traffic 3 1 Top story

Uganda Communications commission has said it was aware of the slowing down on internet speeds. Ibrahim Bbosa, the UCC director of public and corporate affairs, said the regulator had not issued any provider with a warning or caution because it had noticed the unprecedented surge in use of the internet services.
17:00
17:00

Payment Systems Bill to Help Address Gaps in Digital Services-UCC 5

The Bill that seeks to among others provide for supervision and oversight of mobile money transactions. The Bill also provides for the protection of the payment and settlement systems against insolvency proceedings by providing for transfer orders finality, irrevocability and protection of collateral arrangements.
15:08
15:08

Gov’t to Finally Set up Communication Tribunal lack of judges 1 1

Vincent Bagiire, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information Communications and Technology, says they have reached a consensus to set up a tribunal within the next three to six months.
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UCC Welcomes Africell-MTN Infrastructure Sharing Partnership 4 1

Africell and MTN announced a partnership last week that would see Africell customers use MTN agent network to top up airtime and data bundles. The deal, however, does not include Africell’s mobile money platform, Africell money. MTN has the biggest number of agents compared to any other telecom company.
14:37
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Social Media Tax Payers Fall to 6.8M 1

Parliaments Committee on Information and Communication Technology early this month ordered the Information and Communication Technology ICT Ministry to conduct an assessment on the impact of the social media tax.
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MTN Gets 30 Days Provisional Licence godfrey mutabazi 1

MTN Uganda was granted a licence on 15th April, 1998 but it took effect on 20th October 2018. The giant telecommunication company commands market in Uganda with over 12 million subscribers base.
07:38
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Mutabazi: New Policy Will Not Delay MTN's Licence Renewal 1

The MTN 20 year licence is due to expire 0n October 21st. The renewal process started early this year. Mutabazi told Uganda Radio Network that licencing conditions in the new broadband policy are the same conditions that UCC considered in the process of renewing MTN licence.
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UCC Orders Telecom Companies to Close Pornographic Sites godfrey mutabazi 1

Mutabazi told Uganda Radio Network that telecom companies and internet providers risk penalties if they dont comply with the directive. In a letter dated 6th July, Mutabazi ordered telecom companies to block 27 local and international porn sites
12:03
12:03

Mobile Money Tax Lacks Basis - ICT Body mobile money taxes

The information and communication technology association of Uganda ICTAU has issued a statement asking government to reconsider the recently introduced taxes on Mobile Money and Over-The-Top OTT services. ICTAU chairman Albert Mucunguzi says in a statement issued today and published on the organisations website, that the new taxes were enacted without sufficient deliberation or consultation and are not supported by evidence-based research.
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17:49

Smile Telecom to Pay Social Media Tax for Customers 3

Felix Owilo the Senior Marketing Manager at Smile Telecom, noted that they opted to pay taxes on behalf of its customers because the new social media tax requires that telecom companies either absorb the costs or extend the burden to the client.
12:47
12:47

Pay TV Providers Hit Back at UCC Over Non-Compliance Claims 1

In a joint press statement published this morning, the Pay Television Service Providers, say they have been in talks with UCC on its new licensing frame work to ensure its enabling and appropriate, but they are surprised by the regulators claim that all Ugandan Pay TV providers are non-compliant
14:35
14:35

UCC Revokes Licences of 23 Radios for Promoting Witchcraft 1

Uganda Communication Commission spokesperson, Pamela Ankunda says the station owners have been informed of the decision. Until these radios show cause why they should be allowed to be on air, she said they will be switched off.
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UCC Accused of Aiding Govt to Stifle Divergent Views fred otunnu 2

Evans Bagamunda, the Executive Director of Centre for Citizens Communications and Justice in Fort Portal cited incidences last year when UCC stopped radio stations from hosting opposition Members of Parliament yet radio and television stations were directed by UCC to broadcast President Musevenis New Year speech.
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13:59

UCC Issues New Guidelines on Mobile Money Transactions mobile money fraud

The new guidelines issued by UCC Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi are carried in a letter addressed to the Chief Executive Officers of MTN-Uganda, Airtel, Uganda Telecom Limited, Africell, K2 Telecom, Afrimax Uganda Limited, Smile Communications and Sure Telecom.
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UCC, Signet in Blame Game as Digital Migration Stalls eastern uganda 3 1

While Uganda in June 2015 switched off analogue television and moved to digital in fulfilment of an international deadline, upcountry areas still struggle to get clear signals.
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2017 and Mutabazi's Endless Directives media freedoms 1 Top story

President Yoweri Museveni enjoyed prime time on all major radio and television stations in the country as he delivered his end of year speech last evening. This, thanks to a directive by the executive director of Uganda Communications Commission UCC, Engineer Godfrey Mutabazi. URN takes you through some of the UCC directives in 2017.
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UCC to Introduce Local Social Media Platforms 1

In a country with approximately 40 million people, Mutabazi says, its possible to have 10 million people subscribing to local social media platforms. He likened the market competition to music competition.
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