Uganda Communications Commission

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Uganda loses 5 million Internet users as a result of Social Media Tax

As a result of the Social Media tax introduced in 2018, Uganda has seen a significant drop in Internet users.

Uganda tightens grip, orders ISPs to block pornography

It appears that Ugandan authorities are tightening their grip on how the Internet is accessed and used in the east Afrikan country. This is because the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has instructed telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs)to block local and international pornography websites. Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director

This tax must fall

Ugandans are angry that the government has followed through with its threat to tax them for using social media, which the president, Yoweri Museveni, has on several occasions derided as a good for nothing rumor mill. Now they cannot, literally, puff curls of smoke that look like glistening halo emojis

Uganda ordered ISPs to block unauthorized news websites

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has instructed ISPs (Internet Service Providers) in the country to block websites of unauthorized news publications who have not had their licenses approved or have not applied for a license. This comes after the UCC issued a directive on 6 March 2018 stating that online
MTN

Despite some concerns, MTN has largely complied with license obligations in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has published an evaluation report showing MTN's Uganda subsiduary regulatory compliance since it gained a National Telecommunications Operators license in 1998. However, the report covers only the past ten years of UCC monitoring the operations of MTN evaluation focused on three broad categories of obligations;

Get ready for Ugandan government developed social media platforms in 2018

In an interesting statement towards the end of 2017, Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director at the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) said that they are working on launching their own versions of popular social media platforms like Twitter in 2018. One report quotes Mutabazi as saying that the UCC already has an