KCL + RIS + UCC
Over the years, public and private sector investment has led to the deployment across the country of multiple fixed and mobile networks and provision of communication services. The Ugandan Government in recognition of convergence also expanded the context of communication to include broadcasting. This notwithstanding, there is need for improvement in policy and regulation to facilitate the efficient use of existing infrastructure, minimise its costs of use, as well as encourage investment in new infrastructure and further proliferation of innovative communication services in order to bridge the digital divide, improve coverage of advanced ICT services as well as ensure reliability and security of ICT infrastructure. To this end, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) contracted KCL & RIS to conduct an in-depth analysis of infrastructure deployment as well as diffusion of the various communication services across the country.
The team synthesized all of the data collected and analysis undertaken to assess the legal, policy and regulatory environment, with a view to identifying drivers that can be used to attract investment into the sector by providing an enabling environment for radical innovation and reducing the cost of usage, particularly at a wholesale level. We recommended a number of reforms and actions necessary to create an enabling environment that could help foster the sustainable development of infrastructure in the country whilst minimising environmental impacts.
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