Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Report on Uganda's Convergence Broadband and Internet Markets

DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec 05, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Uganda - Convergence Broadband and Internet Markets" report to their offering.

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.