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Objectives of the UCC

UCC regulates both the telecommunications and postal services in Uganda with the following main objectives:
  1. To enhance national coverage of communications services and products, with emphasis on provision of communications services to the citizens of Uganda;
  2. To expand the existing variety of communications services available to the citizens of Uganda to include modern and innovative postal and telecommunications services;
  3. To reduce Government's direct role as a telecommunications network operator land service provider;
  4. To encourage the participation of private investors in the development of the telecommunications sector;
  5. To introduce, encourage, and enable competition in the sector through regulation and licensing of competitive operators in order to achieve rapid telecommunications network expansion, standardization of technical requirements, and operation of competitively priced quality services;
  6. To minimise all direct and indirect subsidies paid Government to the communications sector land for communications services;
  7. To develop and improve rural communications services.







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