Intense Competition, Mobile Rollouts and Lower Prices to Boost 3G Services in Uganda

Posted August 17, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Business ~ 2,835 views


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. PRNewswire ~ The future of Uganda’s telecommunications sector will depend on who can get to the mass market with mobile technologies. A mixture of technologically simpler yet sticky data services, such as mobile money, and more advanced applications using 3G will be the key to revenue generation in the mobile segment, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (

Uganda: Intense Competition, Mobile Rollouts and Lower Prices to Boost 3G Services offers a precise profile of the country’s telecommunications, media and technology sectors based on proprietary data from Pyramid’s research in the market. It provides detailed competitive analysis of both the fixed and mobile sectors, tracks the market shares of technologies and services and monitors the introduction and spread of new technologies.

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“Pyramid believes that the main drivers of growth in Uganda will be continuing expansion of mobile subscriptions into rural areas, declining costs of voice, as well as international bandwidth thanks to connections to coastal countries with undersea cables, further investments in 3G and intensifying competition for broadband networks,” says Pyramid Analyst Kerem Arsal. On the mobile side, the low penetration level, along with the presence of seven mobile operators, will generate increasing voice and data revenue. “In the fixed segment, urban areas offer vast opportunity for growth of broadband, and deployment of fixed wireless can aid further expansion,” he adds.

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