Use of communication devices in Uganda that conform to the communication standards
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is a Corporate body established under Section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013 to regulate the telecommunications, radio, television, broadcasting and postal and courier services industry in Uganda.
UCC, in accordance with the Uganda Communications Act 2013 is mandated under section
5(i), ‘’to set national standards and ensure compliance with national and international standards and obligations laid down by international communication agreements and treaties to which Uganda is a party’’ and
5(k), ‘’to safe guard the interests of consumers and operators as regards the quality of communications services and equipment;’’.
Accordingly, the Commission conducts type approval of telecommunications and radio communication apparatus, customer terminals/devices and network equipment to ascertain that these conform to the specified requirements or standards for their use in Uganda. This includes all mobile phones and other devices used to deliver or receive telecommunications or radio communication services.
In this respect, Regulation 7 of the Telecommunications (Telecommunications and Radio Communications Equipment Type Approval) Regulations 2005 makes it a responsibility of whoever imports or sells communications equipment in Uganda to first obtain Type Approval from the Commission. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS NOTICE