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Uganda - Broadband and Digital Media Markets - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

Uganda - Broadband and Digital Media Markets - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

Uganda was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to gain full internet connectivity. Being landlocked, the country depended entirely on satellites for its international connectivity until 2009 when several international submarine fibre optic cables landed on the African east coast. Uganda is now connected via a national fibre backbone extending to its borders, implemented by Uganda Telecom and MTN Uganda. By 2013, prices for international bandwidth had fallen to a fraction of their original cost, but retail pricing of broadband services is still relatively expensive, especially when considering purchasing power parity. However, wireless and mobile technologies such as WiMAX, EV-DO and LTE are now putting the internet within reach of a much wider part of the population than traditional fixed-line DSL services have in the past. These improvements in infrastructure are revolutionising the market and enabling converged voice, data and digital media services.

Key developments:

Gondwana International Networks launches its iWayAfrica Uganda service in Kampala; three LTE networks have been launched, facilitating the take-up of mobile broadband; Liquid Telecom announces a UGX2 billion investment in Infocom's broadband infrastructure; 97% of all internet subscriptions are mobile; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2014, recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report:

UTL Online (Uganda Telecom); Infocom (Altech); Africa Online; Spacenet; The Broadband Company (TMP); MTN; Wateen Telecoms (Warid); Smile Telecom; Foris Telecom; Talk Telecom; Mo Telecom; Goal Technology Solutions (GTS); UMEME; WBS Television; NTV Uganda; MultiChoice; GOtv; Jump TV; Zuku TV (Wananchi).


1. Synopsis
2. Internet market
2.1 Overview
2.1.. Internet statistics
2.2 Public Internet access locations
2.3 Personal computer market
2.4 Dial-up
2.5 International bandwidth
3. Uganda's ISP market
3.1 Overview, licensing
3.2 Selected ISPs
3.2.. Infocom
3.2.. UTL Online
3.2.. Africa Online Uganda
3.2.. Spacenet
3.2.. The Broadband Company (TMP)
3.3 Uganda Internet Exchange Point (UiXP)
4. Broadband market
4.1 Overview
4.2 ADSL
4.3 WiMAX, LTE
4.4 WiFi
4.5 EV-DO
4.6 Fibre
4.7 Mobile broadband
5. Convergence
5.1 VoIP telephony
5.2 Next generation Networks (NGN)
5.3 Broadband over powerlines (BPL)
5.4 Smart grids
6. E-services
6.1 E-commerce
6.2 E-banking
6.3 E-government
6.4 E-health
6.5 E-learning
7. Digital media
7.1 Broadcasting in Uganda
7.2 Broadband TV (IPTV)
7.3 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT)
8. Related reports
Tabl. . historic - Internet users and penetration rate in Ugand. 1995 - 2004
Tabl. . Internet users and penetration rate in Ugand. 2005 - 2014
Tabl. . Fixed vs. mobile internet subscriptions in Ugand. 2007 - 2015
Tabl. . Historic - Ugandas international internet bandwidt. 1999 - 2004
Tabl. . Ugandas international internet bandwidt. 2005 - 2014
Tabl. . Ugandas internet bandwidth per populatio. 2012 - 2014
Tabl. . Uganda Telecom ADSL and ISDN pricin. 2010 - 2013
Tabl. . Uganda Telecom WiMAX pricin. 2012 - 2013
Tabl. . MTN Uganda WiFi pricin. 2014
Tabl. 1. Smile Telecom Uganda WiMAX and LTE pricin. 2012
Tabl. 1. Foris Telecom Uganda prepaid WiMAX pricin. 2012
Tabl. 1. Uganda Telecom WiFi hotspot pricin. 200. 2013
Chart . Internet users and penetration rate in Ugand. 2005 - 2014

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