Uganda Telecommunications Report Q1 2016

Date: December 2, 2015
Pages: 52
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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BMI View: The Ugandan mobile market continues to attract new subscriptions, with over nine operators competing. This includes some of the largest telecoms groups, such as MTN, Airtel, Africell and Vodafone. The potential for growth is very high, as the penetration rate is below 60%, but macroeconomic trends have put a brake to stronger growth. They include low urbanisation, with operators not able to fully cover rural areas because of costs, and a high dependency ratio, limiting disposable income. These trends, allied with competition in the market, have led to low ARPU, limiting return on investment. The competition for advanced services will only take shape in the longer-term, with mobile money currently the main differentiator alongside basic quality of service for voice. Consolidation may help some telecoms trends, but will not hugely impact the overall macroeconomic conditions.

Uganda's mobile market plays host to nine mobile operators and had a penetration rate of 55% at end-2014, leaving plenty of room for subscriptions growth. The country has attracted so much interest on the back of a bright economic growth outlook for 2015-2019 and its membership in the East African Community, where ever more political and economic integration is creating new business opportunities. However, an overcrowded mobile market has resulted in unabated downward pressure on ARPUs, which fell to less than USD3 in 2015. These circumstances will prevent smaller players from reaching profitability and we expect a wave of consolidation as they exit the market over the next two to three years. This will allow ARPUs and revenues to stabilise, in turn encouraging greater investment in network expansion and service innovation from the remaining players.
BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
  Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Uganda 2012-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Index
  Table: Sub-saharan Africa Telecoms RRI - Q116
Market Overview
Market Drivers & Trends
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Mobile Content
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
  Table: Uganda's Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
  Table: Key Developments, 2013-2015
Competitive Landscape
  Table: Key Players
  Table: MTN
  Table: Airtel
  Table: UTL
  Table: Africell
Company Profile
MTN Uganda
Uganda Telecom
Demographic Forecast
  Table: Population Headline Indicators (Uganda 1990-2025)
  Table: Key Population Ratios (Uganda 1990-2025)
  Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Uganda 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group (Uganda 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group % (Uganda 1990-2025)
  Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
  Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
  Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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