At the end of last month, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) acknowledged receiving an application for renewal of a National Telecommunication license by MTN Uganda Limited for the provision of telecommunication services within the Republic of Uganda. The telecom giant is seeking to have its license renewed for ten (10) years commencing on October 21, 2018.
In a blog on its website, UCC has confirmed that it has commenced evaluation of MTN Uganda Limited’s application and shall issue an evaluation report to MTN Uganda Limited till February 13, 2018. UCC insists that the process shall be a matter of public record at the Commission.
Subsequently, UCC shall conduct a public hearing where MTN Uganda Limited and any member of the public with a legitimate interest in this matter may be allowed to substantiate their comments or objections to the application.
In the interim, any person wishing to make objections, presentations or comments about this application may register and submit their respective objections, presentations or comments to the Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission at the address below not later than December 20, 2017.
A public hearing shall be conducted on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Uganda Communication Commission HQ starting at 10:00am.