Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) partnered with ITSO, Gilat and INTELSAT in 2018 and launched a pilot project that utilised Intelsat satellite services and Gilat Satellite Network’s ground infrastructure. For this project, MTN Uganda integrated the sites into their core network.
This pilot was aimed at advancing the deployment of 3G wireless communications infrastructure and expanding high quality, affordable broadband access for businesses and communities in rural areas of Bufundi in Rubanda and Kibuku in Ntoroko as a broadband connectivity proof of concept.
As part of an assessment study being undertaken by UCC, primary data is required to highlight the outcomes of the pilot project from a demand-side perspective. It’s in this regard that the UCC invites applications from experienced individuals in academia to manage and collect the required data for the study in the study areas.
The duration for the assignment will be a maximum of 4 weeks with funding provided to cover the data collection process and its associated expenses. A total sample of about 2,500 respondents is envisaged. Supplementary nonfinancial facilitation associated with the study may be considered.
Applicants are to submit their applications that MUST include technical and financial proposals.
Deadline for applications is 5.00PM on Friday 26th April 2019 in conformity with attached Terms of Reference. Submissions in PDF should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org