24th EACO Congress and 27th annual Assemblies meetings (6th - 9th July 2021)
From 6th to 9th July 2021, we concluded a week-long virtual EACO Congress and our 27th annual Meeting of Assemblies, held under the theme of Positioning East African Region to Strategize for Emerging Technologies. Both events were hosted by Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority (RURA).
Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc (BPR) and the East African Communications Organization (EACO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) seeking to establish a partnership to work together on the Smartphone for All Initiative.
The agreement signed in Kigali on May 4, marks the starting of activities to develop and expand a framework of cooperation between the two entities to promote this initiative.
Congratulatory message to the new Secretary General of East African Community(EAC).
The East African Communication Organization (EACO) wishes to congratulate HON. DR.Peter MATHUKI for the appointment as the new Secretary General of East African Community.
We wish him success in his new endeavour and assure a good collaboration in strengthening the communication sector for the EAC region.
On the 23rd March 2021, Access Partnership and East African Communications Organisation (EACO) had a virtual high-level roundtable, which presented an opportunity for EACO members to highlight their Covid-19 policy responses, reflected on lessons learned from the crisis, and discussed recommendations to accelerate infrastructure deployment and achieve universal access.
Courtesy Visit by the CEO of African Network Information Center(AFRINIC)
On 11th March 2020, The EACO Executive Secretary Dr. Ally Simba met with Mr Eddy Kayihura the CEO of AFRINIC.
They discussed on how to explore opportunities for both EACO and AFRINIC to build a sustainable collaboration with regards to internet development and IPV6 deployment in the East African Region and across the continent.
Promoting Satellite and Space Technology in East Africa.
Satellite technologies are among the key enablers in achieving the sustainable development goals and addressing with the digital divide. Members of EACO Working Group 5 held a three day meeting in Kigali, Rwanda from 21st - 22nd January 2020 to discuss and deliberate on approaches to promote satellite and Space technologies in the region.
It has been a singular honor for me to become not only a member of EACO but also
more so to now being trusted to lead the “Team of achievers” of the EACO ecosystem. I would like to
thank my colleagues at the EACO Secretariat, EACO members at large and all our affiliates for making
EACO continue to grow in leaps and bounds as its visibility now going global within just five years
since its inception back in 2012....
The East African Communications Organization (EACO) was established in 2012,
as a regional autonomous organization with international legal personality and is headquartered in Kigali Rwanda.
EACO brings together national ICT regulators, operators, services providers (in the telecommunication,
broadcasting and postal sub-sectors), ICT training institutions and other stakeholders in the
communication sector within Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
The broad objective of EACO is to strengthen and promote cooperation among the six EAC Countries in the
development and provision of postal, telecommunication and broadcasting services in East Africa.
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