Uganda Telecommunications Report Q2 2016
BMI View: Low mobile penetration rates and rising subscriber concentration in the urban areas drive our mobile growth forecast. However, intense competition with nine operators active in the market and low incomes ensure that ARPU levels will remain depressed for the foreseeable future. Uganda's plan to implement infrastructure sharing regulations will have a limited impact on the telecoms market, as tower sharing is already common among mobile operators and the country has very limited wireline networks.
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The mobile market grew to 21.457mn in Q115m for a penetration rate of 54.9%
Mobile internet users represent 98% of all internet subscribers, which reached 6.023mn in Q115
The number of mobile money accounts in Uganda increased to 19.8mn in September 2015. The accounts were up 2.1mn from 17.9mn in September 2014.
The number of mobile money registered users in the country is rising, while bank accounts have remained relatively stable at 5mn, according to the Bank of Uganda Deputy Governor Louis Kasekende.
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