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Uganda - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4413321
  • Report
  • Region: Uganda
  • 59 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Uganda’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors.

Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure developments;
  • Major players, revenue, subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Internet, VoIP, videostreaming;
  • Mobile voice and data markets;
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless);
  • Mobile subscriber forecasts;
  • Mobile and broadband market forecasts for selective years.
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues;
  • Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences;
  • Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE).

Reforms within the telecom sector in Uganda have provided the country with one of the most competitive markets in the region. The entry of MTN Uganda as the second national operator to compete with Uganda Telecom in all telecom sectors revolutionised the availability and quality of services. The incumbent telco in recent years has fallen victim to corruption and mismanagement, with the result that it failed to provide the services which customers wanted, and was unable to compete effectively. The main shareholder LAP Green also consistently failed to make the necessary investments in networks and infrastructure. Uganda Telecom went into receivership in early 2017, and the government reasserted control of the company.

Fixed-line infrastructure remains poor, with low penetration, and in consequence fixed-line broadband penetration is also low.

With seven mobile networks, Uganda’s mobile market remains overcrowded. There have been some market acquisitions over the last few years, including the sale of Orange Uganda to Africell Holding in mid-2014. The cost of international bandwidth has fallen dramatically following the landing of international submarine fibre optic cables on the African east coast, to which landlocked Uganda is connected via a national fibre backbone extending to its borders with neighbouring countries. This has helped reduce the previously exorbitant cost of broadband and provided the necessary mobile backhaul to carry the growing traffic which has resulted from the widening reach of LTE networks.

Key developments:

  • National Broadband Infrastructure project leading to dramatic reduction in broadband access cost;
  • Government takes over ownership of bankrupt Uganda Telecom;
  • New Ministry of ICT & National Guidance formed;
  • Almost 3.7 million SIM cards still not registered by deadline;
  • Vodafone Uganda expands LTE as part of national coverage program;
  • Liquid Telecom expands reach of FttP services;
  • Government looking to broadband satellite services for remote areas;
  • 97% of all internet subscriptions are mobile;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to December 2016, operator data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Uganda Telecom (UT), LAP Green, MTN Uganda, UMEME, Infocom (Altech, Liquid Telecom), Internet Solutions, Bharti Airtel (Zain, Celtel), Telecel, Orascom, Deutsche Telekom, Warid Telecom (Essar), Orange Uganda (HiTS Telecom), i-Tel, Simba Telecoms, Monitise, American Tower Corporation (ATC), Eaton Towers, Smile Telecom, Smart Telecom, Sure Telecom, K2 Telecom, Africell (Lintel), UTL Online Infocom (Altech), Africa Online, Spacenet, Foris Telecom, Talk Telecom, Mo Telecom, Goal Technology Solutions (GTS).

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1. Key statistics
1.1 Country overview

2. Telecommunications market
2.1 Historical overview

3. Regulatory environment
3.1 Historical overview
3.2 Regulatory authorities
3.2.1 Uganda Communications Commission
3.2.2 National Information Technology Authority
3.2.3 Ministry of ICT
3.3 Telecommunications Policy 1996
3.4 Uganda Communications Act 1997
3.5 Uganda Communications Act 2013
3.6 Telecom sector liberalisation
3.6.1 Licensing prior to 2007
3.6.2 New licensing regime
3.6.3 Additional mobile networks
3.7 Interconnect
3.8 Universal Service Fund (USF)
3.8.1 RCDF projects
3.9 Taxes

4. Fixed network operators
4.1 Uganda Telecom (UT)
4.1.1 Privatisation
4.1.2 Network infrastructure
4.2 MTN Uganda

5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
5.2 National fibre backbone infrastructure
5.2.1 MTN and UTL
5.2.2 National Backbone Infrastructure (NBI)
5.2.3 Next Generation Networks (NGN)
5.2.4 UMEME
5.2.5 Google
5.2.6 UETCL
5.3 International infrastructure
5.3.1 Submarine fibre
5.3.2 International bandwidth
5.3.3 Terrestrial fibre
5.3.4 Satellite, VSAT
5.4 Smart infrastructure
5.4.1 Smart grids

6. Broadband market
6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
6.1.1 Market analysis
6.1.2 Broadband statistics
6.1.3 Public Internet access locations
6.1.4 Uganda Internet Exchange Point (UiXP)
6.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
6.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6.4 Other fixed broadband services
6.4.1 Fixed wireless

7. Digital economy
7.1 E-commerce
7.2 E-government
7.3 E-health
7.4 E-learning

8. Mobile communications
8.1 Market analysis
8.2 Mobile statistics
8.2.1 Mobile voice
8.2.2 Mobile data
8.2.3 Mobile broadband
8.2.4 Forecasts - mobile subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
8.3 Regulatory issues
8.3.1 Licensing
8.3.2 Taxes
8.3.3 One Network Area
8.3.4 Infrastructure sharing
8.3.5 SIM card registration
8.3.6 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
8.4 Mobile infrastructure
8.4.1 Digital networks
8.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
8.5 Major mobile operators
8.5.1 MTN Uganda
8.5.2 Bharti Airtel Uganda (formerly Zain, Celtel)
8.5.3 Uganda Telecom (UTL)
8.5.4 Africell (Orange Uganda)
8.5.5 Smile Communications
8.5.6 Smart Telecom, Sure Telecom
8.5.7 Vodafone Uganda
8.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
8.6.1 K2 Telecom
8.7 Mobile content and applications
8.7.1 m-banking/money
8.7.2 m-Health

List of Tables
Table 1 - Country statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 2 - Fixed-line network statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 3 - Internet provider statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 4 - Internet statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 5 - Broadband statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 6 - Mobile statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 7 - National telecommunications authority
Table 8 - Historic - Telecom market revenue in Uganda - 2008- 2012
Table 9 - Telecom service tax revenue in Uganda - 2008 - 2016
Table 10 - Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Uganda - 1995 - 2009
Table 11 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Uganda - 2010- 2018
Table 12 - Historic - Uganda's international internet bandwidth - 1999 - 2009
Table 13 - Uganda's international internet bandwidth - 2010 - 2016
Table 14 - Uganda's internet bandwidth per population - 2012 - 2016
Table 15 - Historic - Internet users and penetration rate in Uganda - 1995 - 2009
Table 16 - Internet users and penetration rate in Uganda - 2010 - 2018
Table 17 - Fixed vs. mobile internet subscriptions in Uganda - 2007 - 2018
Table 18 - Fixed-line broadband subscribers in Uganda - 2005 - 2018
Table 19 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Uganda - 1996 - 2009
Table 20 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Uganda - 2010 - 2018
Table 21 - Mobile traffic in Uganda by traffic type - 2008 - 2016
Table 22 - SMS messages sent - 2014 - 2016
Table 23 - Mobile internet subscribers and penetration in Uganda - 2009 - 2018
Table 24 - Forecast mobile subscribers in Uganda - 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 25 - MTN Uganda subscribers - 2000 - 2017
Table 26 - MTN Uganda financial data - 2013 - 2017
Table 27 - MTN Uganda ARPU - 2002 - 2017
Table 28 - Bharti Uganda subscribers - 2002 - 2016
Table 29 - Telecel mobile subscribers - 2013 - 2016
Table 30 - Africell Uganda mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2016
Table 31 - Mobile money agents and subscribers - 2013 - 2016
Table 32 - Mobile money transactions - 2009 - 2016

List of Charts
Chart 1 - Telecom tax revenue in Uganda - 2008 - 2016
Chart 2 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2005 - 2018
Chart 3 - Internet users and penetration rate in Uganda - 2005 - 2018
Chart 4 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Uganda - 2002 - 2018
Chart 5 - Mobile traffic in Uganda by traffic type - 2008 - 2016
Exhibit 1 - International gateway licences fees

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  • Africa Online
  • Africell (Lintel)
  • American Tower Corporation (ATC)
  • Bharti Airtel (Zain
  • Celtel)
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Eaton Towers
  • Foris Telecom
  • Goal Technology Solutions (GTS).
  • Infocom (Altech
  • Internet Solutions
  • i-Tel
  • K2 Telecom
  • LAP Green
  • Liquid Telecom)
  • Mo Telecom
  • Monitise
  • MTN Uganda
  • Orange Uganda (HiTS Telecom)
  • Orascom
  • Simba Telecoms
  • Smart Telecom
  • Smile Telecom
  • Spacenet
  • Sure Telecom
  • Talk Telecom
  • Telecel
  • Uganda Telecom (UT)
  • UMEME
  • UTL Online Infocom (Altech)
  • Warid Telecom (Essar)
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