World Conference Adopts New Radio Service Regulations

On-form Big league top scorer Idris Lubega scored his tenth goal in as many games as former top tier side Proline FC came from behind to edge Synergy Fc 3-1 at Wankulukuku.

Idrisa scored in the half hour mark in what was an equaliser. Joseph Mandela added a quick one to the break before Simon Mbazire finished business in second half.

Coach Farida Bulega’s newcomers Wakiso United stunned veterans Kireka United by 1-0 at Wakiso headquarters through Mustapha Luyinda’s goal as last season finalists Jinja SS fell to Suncity.

Sporting United continued with their home dominance defeating Baza Holdings in a five goal thriller at Lango sports ground as their neighbors Lira United fell 2-0 against Water Fc.

Lira United plays Artland Katale at the Mashariki SS playground on Tuesday. Kira young will take on Water fc on same day Kira Town Council  play ground.

Rwenzori Group:
Hope Doves F.C 2-1 Citizens F.C

Wakiso Utd 1-0 Kireka Utd

Wandegeya F.C 3-2 Masavu F.C

Proline 3-1 Synergy

Sun City 1-0 Kirinya Jinja S.S

Kasese New Villa 3-0 Masaka LC

Elgon Group:
Water F.C 2-0 Lira Utd

CRO F.C 0-2 Busia Fisheries

Paidha Black Angels 1-1 Bukedea TC

Sporting Utd 3-2 Baza Holdings

Tuesday fixture
Artland Katale Vs Lira Utd– Mashariki S.S play ground, generic Entebbe road

Kira Young Vs Water F.C – Kira Town Council play ground
Former Mbarara Municipality Member of Parliament Hon Winnie Byanyima has come out to reaffirm her unaffected connection with opposition Forum for Democratic Change, visit which she once tirelessly worked to establish.

Unlike recent media insinuations that she has lost touch with the opposition party, recipe owing to her direct assault on its activities, page Byanyima clarified yesterday that she is still a member, except that her diplomatic work does not permit her to be strongly active.

The UK Based Oxfam International Executive Director recently raised eyebrows when she openly attacked the FDC and its failed opposition alliance with other parties, TDA, for being unacceptably gender insensitive.

Byanyima at the close of October, described the party flag bearer — who is also her husband – Col Kizza Besigye; together with the entity of the Democratic Alliance as “embarrassing.”

However, in an unusually lengthy interaction with her followers about local politics yesterday afternoon, Mrs Byanyima professed her close connections with the opposition, noting that she is proud of the numerous contributions she made toward its formation.

“The FDC constitution has a 40% women quota for all positions. (I am) proud that I led the collective effort to achieve that,” she said.

She noted however, that the organization she currently heads is and must fight social injustices and poverty in a non partisan way.

“I miss home, but I follow closely and participate through a non-partisan voice,” she reiterated when reminded by followers about her previous activism.

Commenting on some of the developments ahead of next year’s elections, Mrs Byanyima commended the impending efforts to have the first ever televised debate by all presidential aspirants, which has been confirmed for mid January next year.

The debate, she said, between all candidates and on the issues, not name-calling, would be good.
The WRC-15 (World Radio communication Conference 2015) concluded its deliberations by allocating spectrum to mobile broadband, this web amateur radio service, dosage emergency and disaster relief, here flight tracking, maritime communications and road safety among others.

Over 3,300 participants, representing 162 out of International Telecommunications Union (ITU)’s 193 Member States attended the four-week conference that concluded on November 27, 2015.

The Conference was steered under the Chairmanship of Mr Festus Yusufu Narai Daudu of Nigeria.

He was assisted in the task by six Vice Chairmen: Mr A. Jamieson (New Zealand), Mr Y. Al-Bulushi (Oman), Mr D. Obam (Kenya), Ms D. Tomimura (Brazil), Mr A. Kühn (Germany), and Mr N. Nikiforov (Russian Federation).

The conference defined new and better ways to regulate radio services and application.

Speaking about the benefits of the conference, Mr. Daudu said as new technological innovations and applications emerge, they set new challenges as well as bring new opportunities for billions around the world.

“This conference dealt with issues, ranging from mobile broadband communications and satellite systems to emergency communications and disaster relief, environmental monitoring and climate change,” he said.

Mr François Rancy, Director of the ITU Radio communication Bureau said the conference achieved a great deal and the results will have a major impact on the future of the telecommunication sector in general and radio communications in particular.

“The outcomes of WRC-15 are aimed at maintaining a stable, predictable and universally applied regulatory environment that secures long-term investments for the multi-trillion dollar ICT industry.” he added.

WRC-15 addressed over 40 topics related to frequency allocation and frequency sharing for the efficient use of spectrum and orbital resources.

The outcomes of the conference ensure high quality radio communication services for mobile and satellite communications, maritime and aeronautical transport, air and road safety as well as for scientific purposes related to the environment, meteorology and climatology, disaster prediction, mitigation and relief.

According to the organizers of the conference, the ITU Radiocommunication Sector has set an ambitious studies programme for the next four years covering a wide range of services from amateur radio to broadcasting, mobile broadband, mobile satellite, fixed satellite, earth stations on mobile platforms, and space exploration services.

Following the growing demand for spectrum for mobile broadband services, WRC-15 identified frequency and achieved agreement on some additional portions in other bands that were also allocated to mobile broadband services in order to be used in regions where there was no interference with other services.

To counteract the difficulties encountered in finding additional spectrum for IMT in bands below 6 GHz, WRC-15 decided to include studies in the agenda for the next WRC in 2019 for the identification of bands above 6 GHz that will allow technology to meet demand for greater capacity.

WRC-15 took a key decision that will provide enhanced capacity for mobile broadband in the 694-790 MHz frequency band in ITU Region-1 (Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia).

It further allocated Amateur radio service,  and identified spectrum in the 694-894 MHz frequency band to facilitate mobile broadband communications for robust and reliable mission critical emergency services in public protection and disaster relief (PPDR), such as police, fire, ambulances and disaster response teams.


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