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Uganda Telecommunications Report Q1 2013 - Product Image

Uganda Telecommunications Report Q1 2013

  • Published: January 2013
  • Region: Uganda
  • 88 pages
  • Business Monitor International

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Company Profile
  • MTN Uganda
  • Regional Overview
  • Uganda Telecom (UTL)
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BMI View:

We retain our positive growth outlook for the Ugandan telecoms market in view of the relatively low penetration rates of voice and data services. However, ARPU erosion due to low income levels,
especially outside the major cities, is a major disincentive for network upgrade and expansion projects needed to drive growth.

Key Data

- The mobile market grew by 3.8% in Q312, faster than average quarterly growth of 2.2% in H112.

- Mobile ARPU remained below US$4 in Q312 despite an uptick in mobile data subscriptions.

- The fixed-line market grew by 42.2% in 2011.

Risk/Reward Ratings

Uganda dropped four places to 19th position in BMI's Q113 RRR table due to a sharp downgrade of its Industry Rewards score. The country's rating in that category is held back by weak ARPUs, poor subscriber mix in the mobile sector and, consequently, weak financial performance by service providers. Uganda scores below the regional average in the industry rewards and country rewards categories but the average score in the industry risks and country risks categories.

Key Trends & Developments

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BMI Industry View 7

BMI Industry View 7

SWOT 8

Mobile SWOT 8

Fixed-Line 10

Economic 12

Political 14

Business Environment 15

Risk Reward Ratings 16

Industry Risk Reward Ratings 16

Industry Rewards 16

Country Risks 18

Country Rewards And Industry Risks 18
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Telecoms Risk/Rewards Rating, Q113 19

Uganda 20

Industry Forecast 22

Mobile 22
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2010-2017 22

ARPU 25
Table: Telecoms Sector - ARPU - Historical Data & Forecast (UGX), 2010-2017 25

Fixed Line 27
Table: Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecast, 2010-2017 27

Internet 29
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecast, 2010-2017 29

Market Data Analysis 31

Mobile 31

Regional Perspective 31
Table: Uganda Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2011 31

Key Developments 32

Mobile Growth 32

Market Shares 33

Usage 34

Mobile Content 35
Table: Recent VAS Developments 39

Mobile Market Overview 40
Table: Uganda Mobile Market Overview 40
Table: Airtel 40
Table: MTN 41
Table: UTL 41
Table: Warid 42

Telecoms - Mobile VAS In Africa 42

Indigenous VAS Take Centre Stage 43

Global Content Providers Adapt To Gain Relevance 44

Telecoms Crossovers Still In Play 45

Outlook Is Positive But Not Without Risk 46

Fixed Line 47

Broadband 49

Market Growth 51

WiMAX 52

Mobile Broadband 53

Satellite 53

Optical Fibre Backbones 54
Table: Fibre-Optic Cable Coverage, May 2011 55
Table: Selected Wireline Developments 57

Industry Trends And Developments 59

Industry Trends And Developments 59
Table: Wireless Developments 62

Regulatory Development 64

Regulatory Development 64
Table: Uganda Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities 64

Competitive Landscape 68

Competitive Landscape 68
Table: Key Players: Uganda Telecoms Sector 68

Company Profile 69

Uganda Telecom (UTL) 69

MTN Uganda 72

Regional Overview 75

Regional Vendor Profile - RIM Bets On Africa 75

Recent Financial Performance 75

Investor Confidence Takes A Hit 75

Africa Beckons 76

Opportunities And Risks 76

Demographic Forecast 78

Demographic Forecast 78
Table: Uganda's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 79
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Table: Uganda's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 80
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Table: Uganda's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 81
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Table: Uganda's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 82
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Glossary 83

Glossary 83
Table: Glossary Of Terms 83

Methodology 85

Methodology 85
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts 85

Telecoms Business Environment Ratings 86
Table: Ratings Indicators 87
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 88

Company Profile
Uganda Telecom (UTL)
MTN Uganda
Regional Overview
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