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Telecommunication Licensing

1. Introduction

Licensing communication service providers stands as a fundamental pillar of the Uganda Communications Commission’s (UCC) responsibilities, as outlined in section 5(1)(b) of the Uganda Communications Act 2013.

The UCC identifies licensing as a strategic regulatory tool to align with its vision of fostering an “Inclusive Digital Economy.” The decision-making process regarding licensing is intricately informed by shifts in the overarching legal framework, government policies, and technological advancements within Uganda’s communications sector and the broader international landscape.

Upon thorough examination of all pertinent factors, and in adherence to its authoritative mandates outlined in sections 5(1)(b), (v), 6(1)(a), (e), 21, 22, 24, 25 of the Act, and the accompanying Regulations, the UCC has diligently established specific categories of licenses.

2. License and Authorisation Categories

3. Application Requirements

4. List of Licensed Providers

Compliance with Section 22 “Licence for telecommunications” of the Uganda Communications Act, 2019 which states that “a person shall not, establish a telecommunications station, provide telecommunications services or construct, maintain or operate telecommunications apparatus without a licence issued by the Commission.”

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