Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) was established by the Uganda Communications Act of 2013 as the regulator of the Communications sector which includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio-communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure. The Act mandates the Commission to, among others, allocate, license, standardize and manage the use of the radio frequency spectrum resources in a manner that ensures optimal utilization of spectrum resources.
In the quest to improve access to radio broadcasting services across Uganda, the Commission invites applications for spectrum reservation towards the grant of a broadcasting licence and radio frequency spectrum authorization for an FM broadcasting station in the areas below. Please note that the successful applications in each area shall be selected through a competitive process.
|District Name||No of frequencies available||Candidate Sub-Counties/Counties||Maximum permissible broadcast transmitter power|
|Moroto||1||Tapac/ Matheniko||500 Watts|
(a community radio cannot be authorized to operate at a transmitter power greater than 500 Watts)
To be considered in this process, an applicant must:
(i) Be eligible for FM broadcasting license under Section 38 and Regulation 16 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 and Uganda Communications (Licensing) Regulation 2019 respectively.
(ii) Not have FM radio frequency spectrum authorization or reservation in the specified geographical areas.
All entries must be made to the Commission by close of business on 6th October 2021 either electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, or physically at any of our branch offices around the country, and via post to P. O. Box 7376, Kampala.