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Uganda
Internet usage, broadband and telecommunications reports


11,924,927 Internet users
as of June, 2016; 31.1% of the population,
according to UCC.


Uganda - officially the Republic of Uganda, is a country in East Africa, bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, within which it shares borders with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala.



Latest Population Estimate:
38,319,241 population for 2016, according to Census Bureau.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita was US$ 670 for 2016, according to the World Bank.

Uganda Land Size (Area):
Uganda has 236,040 sq km - Population Density is 162 persons per sq km.

Weather in Uganda: Weather in Kampala, Uganda

Travel to Uganda: Weather in Kampala, Uganda

Uganda Internet Usage and Population Statistics:

YEAR

Users

Population

% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source

2000

40,000

24,400,000

0.1 %

US$ 410

ITU

2006

500,000

28,574,909

1.7 %

US$ 280

ITU

2007

750,000

30,262,610

2.5 %

US$ 280

ITU

2008

2,000,000

31,367,972

6.4 %

US$ 300

ITU

2010

3,200,000

33,398,682

9.6 %

US$ 460

ITU

2016

11,924,927

38,319,241

31.1 %

US$ 670

ITU

Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Uganda Statistics
Uganda Statistics from the World Bank


Search Engines and Directories:
Uganda Search Engines

Uganda Open Directory


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Uganda Profile

Uganda in the Wikipedia
Uganda history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.


Uganda in the CIA Factbook
Uganda information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.


BBC Uganda Profile
Up to date resume about country leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Uganda official statistics portal, with useful information.

Uganda Government Page
The Government of Uganda portal, with useful links.

Uganda Maps Page
Uganda maps collection from University of Texas.



Uganda Telecommunications and Broadband Reports

Uganda - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media Report
Uganda was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to gain full Internet connectivity. Both fixed-line operators, Uganda Telecom and MTN Uganda offer a range of data services including ISDN, ADSL and local and international leased lines. Several Internet Service Providers are offering wireless broadband access.
See summary and table of contents


Uganda - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations, Statistics and Analyses
Peace and radical economic reforms have transformed Uganda into one of the fastest-growing economies on the African continent. The entry of a second national operator and three mobile networks has revolutionised the telecoms sector.
See report table of contents and publication details


Uganda - Mobile Market Overview, Operators and Statistics Report
In common with other countries in the region, mobile voice and data services have had a profound effect on Uganda's telecommunications market, particularly given the poor condition of fixed-line infrastructure. This has meant that mobile networks carry most voice traffic and account for the vast majority of internet connections.
See report table of contents


Internet, ICT, Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Uganda

June 2016 Review


Uganda was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to gain full Internet connectivity. Both fixed-line operators, Uganda Telecom and MTN Uganda offer a range of data services including ISDN, ADSL and local and international leased lines. Several Internet Service Providers are offering wireless broadband access. A new competition framework will liberalise VoIP Internet telephony completely, creating additional opportunities for them. The introduction of UTL’s Freenet service and a special Internet tariff countrywide have helped to increase Internet usage, as has the recent strong growth of the fixed-line networks and an explosion of the number of cybercafes.

Once referred to as the Pearl of Africa, then devastated by civil war, peace and radical economic reforms have transformed Uganda into one of the fastest-growing economies on the continent. The entry of a second national telecom operator and three mobile networks has revolutionised the telecoms sector. All market segments are experiencing strong growth, while total teledensity is still low at less than 9%. Major initiatives have been launched to bring telecommunication services and the Internet to rural areas of the country, partly funded by the highly successful operators through a universal service fund. A new competition framework has been announced which will include the licensing of a third national operator, a fourth mobile operator and the liberalisation of VoIP telephony.

The introduction of cellular telephony has revolutionised Uganda’s telecommunications industry since the first network went live in 1995, with two more following in 1998 and 2001. As early as 1999 Uganda became the first country on the continent where the number of mobile subscribers passed the number of fixed-line users, and the ratio is now more than 18:1. The market is consistently growing at around 50% p.a., while market penetration is still low at less than 9%. The recent introduction of GPRS will enable the mobile operators to play a larger role in Internet service provision, and a fourth licence for Third Generation (3G) mobile technology is being considered.



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