BREAKING! UCC boss Eng. Simon Bugaba dies

Eng. Simon Bugaba, head regional operations has died (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Eng. Simon Bugaba, the Head Estates and Administration at Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has died.

Mr. Ibrahim Bbossa, Head of Public Relations and International Relations at UCC told this website that Eng. Bugaba succumbed to the coronavirus disease on Thursday evening.

Before his recent deployment into Estates and Administration docket, he was Head of Regional Operations at UCC.

He was previously in charge of Telecom Licensing and Service development as well as Service Quality compliance.

He has been in the communication business since 1988, during which he worked with the only Communication service provider for the country till 1998, when he joined the Uganda Communication as one of founding members of staff.

He has been active in ITU activities since 1995 up to date, mainly participating in WTSA, WRC, WTDC, TSAG and Plenipotentiary Conferences of ITU.

Eng. Simon Bugaba was dynamic innovative ICT expert with provision strength in Spectrum Management and ICT Regulation (PHOTO /Courtesy)

In October 2008 WTSA-08 elected Eng. Bugaba to serve the ITU-T as Vice-Chairman of Study Group 13 (Future networks including mobile and NGN).

In addition, Study Group 13 nominated Mr. Bugaba to serve as the Question 15/13 Rapporteur.

He was re-elected as a Vice-Chairman of SG 13 by WTSA-12 and until his death, he was continuing as the Rapporteur for Question 5/13 that is a continuation of Q15/13.

Study Group 13 nominated him to be the fisrt Chairman of the ITU-T SG13 Regional Group for Africa.

Eng Bugaba had a vast experience and an expertise of over three decades within the scope of the work of the ITU which had positioned him as an expert opinion leader on ICT matters from the African region as evidenced by his ability in broad consultation and building consensus.

UCC said Eng Bugaba was an innovative ICT expert with strengths in spectrum management.

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