The telecom industry in Uganda is expected to become more competitive amid subscriber identity module (SIM) card registration and mobile money. In this issue, we focus on SIM card registration and what the future portends for the industry.
Emerging from the muddled Celtel brand, Airtel continues to dream big with long-term vision of being a market leader in at least one East African country. With Safaricom in free rise in Kenya, their best bet would be Uganda. The question is: can Airtel really pull it off?
The difference between a gorgeous wretched girl and an unattractive poor one is that the former can easily land a very liquid suitor to change her destiny. That is precisely what happened to UTL last month when it signed a ‘code sharing agreement’with telecom giant Vodafone.
In his keynote budget speech 2016/17, the President said that telecoms are evading taxes by under-declaring their revenue. “The telephone companies have been evading tax. They make 3 million calls from outside, but declare only half of it and all the money is hidden.” Noted the president.
As Uganda’s telecom market matures, there is a noticeable decline in new acquisitions due to slower subscription growth. The sector has witnessed introduction of new technology and market consolidation strategies in form of mobile money transfer services re telecom convergence
In 2010, when Airtel announced entry in the Uganda’s Telecom market, MTN sent their then Marketing Manager, Isaac Nsereko, to India on a fact finding mission. His role was to undertake a competitiveness analysis on Airtel
There are few companies that make instant impact in an economy like MTN Uganda
Since the official launch in Uganda on October 21st 1998, MTN has been undisputed market leader, top innovator and a company of firsts. As the top tax payer for several years in a row, MTN has been at the center of Uganda’s economic growth and transformation. At SummitBusiness magazine and Summit Consulting Ltd, we have seen it all, wrote about it and partaken in it.
It all started in 2004. And 12 years later, MTN Kampala Marathon has lived not only to identify and promote talent of athletics but also give back to the community. MTN Kampala marathon is an annual athletics event, organised by MTN with support from other partners.