Uganda, like a good number of countries in Africa, has a huge youthful population. And these folks love the internet; they need it to connect on social media, do their research for classes, some even take online classes, or work online. But generally, for the youth, there is a lot of entertainment, education, and hustle opportunities online.
Other than that, businesses and government operations across the developing world are getting digitized. Government services such as business registration, tax filing, among other things are done online. Businesses are also using online platforms such as websites and social media to connect with customers and other businesses.
Bottom line is, there is a growing demand for internet connection. That is not true just for Uganda, but most countries across Africa as well. Speaking of Uganda, the regulator of telecommunication industry in the country on Tuesday announced that new investors into the telecommunications service will have to rent capacity from the already existing fibre optic cables. Instead of laying their own parallel to the telecom infrastructure already existing.
The telecommunication sector in Uganda has attracted a lot of foreign investors in recent …read more