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Universal Access and Service Fund
Mandate

The Eswatini Communications Commission (ESCCOM) is responsible for ensuring universal access to reliable and affordable electronic communications services and ICTs for all Emaswati through the Universal Access and Service Fund (UASF), as mandated by the Electronic Communications Act, 2013 and regulated by the Electronic Communications Universal Access and Service Fund Regulations, 2016.

Voice communication services.

Data communication service

Infrastructure for voice or data communication services

Equipment and end-user devices

Training and skills development

Vision

To administer the Universal Access and Service Fund and facilitate the design and implementation of sustainable projects that deliver high quality and universally accessible, affordable digital and ICT services. 

Mission

To administer the Universal Access and Service Fund and facilitate the design and implementation of sustainable projects that deliver high quality and universally accessible, affordable digital and ICT services. 

Values

Accountability

Improve broadband connectivity and service while responsibly managing funding and optimizing resource allocation.

Innovation

Generate fresh and unconventional ideas to bridge the digital gap in Eswatini.

Integrity

Prioritize honesty, moral principles, and ethical conduct, even when unobserved.

Collaboration

Excel at working closely with the community to achieve remarkable outcomes.

Transparency

Transparent about fund allocation and provide reports for accountability and decision-making.

Our Committee

The UASF is managed by the Universal Service Committee, appointed by the Minister of ICT under Section 30. S24 of the Electronic Communication Act of 2013, to formulate, execute, and monitor strategic plans, promote universal service, and access goals, designate licensees for universal service obligations, and oversee the management, administration, budget, monitoring, and evaluation of the Fund. 

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