Mobile and fixed sectors to drive Ugandan market

25 September 2011 |


The Ugandan telecoms market is predicted to be worth $1.23 billion by 2016, according to a report from Pyramid Research.

The entire market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.2% over the next five years due to expansions in the mobile and fixed sectors.

Uganda still has a low mobile penetration rate, giving the country’s seven mobile operators further opportunity to increase voice and data revenues. The report predicts that the entry of Airtel into the market, combined with the aggressive decline in voice tariffs, will mean that the market will begin to rely more on data revenue.

The increasing number of broadband providers in Uganda has meant that the fixed sector has seen a surge in activity. Additional subsea cables arriving from the east coast have created more affordable services, and analysts predict that broadband will contribute 15.9% of fixed revenue by 2016.