159% of mobile data revenues
The MTN CEO revealed in his speech that they have about 1200 employees and half the number of those positions are occupied by women. The company’s subscriber base has increased across the group, with over 8.8 million subscribers in Uganda. By the end of 2013, Mobile Data revenues grew by 159% and Mobile Money subscribers continue growing hitting 47% increase in the last year.
The CEO was proud to announce that they have had an increase in market share despite the competition, as MTN Mobile Money continues to lead in Uganda.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]We have over 2.4 Million customers using MTN Internet. We managed to register 96% subscribers by September 2013. 4% were disconnected for non registration. 69% of MTN Uganda customers are registered with MTN Mobile Money which is a good thing says CEO. As of 31st December 2013, we had Mobile Money subscription of 5.2 million and market penetration of 44%.[/blockquote]
The biggest tax payer in Uganda
Network quality continues to improve
Speaking about their infrastructure, the CEO announced that they cover over 175,000Km with MTN’s fibre out of the 250,000km that Uganda has. MTN’s Network quality continues to improve as UCC targets were met in 2013. Only 2 operators Orange and MTNUgandahave met the UCC network targets. (Less than 2% in terms of dropped calls). Hon. Nyombi Thembo Minister of State for Information and Communications Technology said in his remarks that the government is handling Vandalism of Telecom equipment to attract more investment
Karamoja gets MTN Donation
From the More than 20,000 participated in the MTNMarathon UGX 400 Million ($ 159,200) was collected and the company donated the proceeds to the people of Karamoja. The MTN Uganda Chairman Charles Mbire said that
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]At MTN Uganda, we don’t give back out of pity. We give back out of love.[/blockquote]
First Lady Janet Museveni Thanked MTN on behalf of the people of Karamoja and emphasized that they are deserving of this donation. She further congratulated MTNUganda .
MTN Claims best data provider in the country
“MTN is the best data provider in the country, Please correct that,” Charles Mbire in response to a question about who is the best ISP.
— MTN Uganda (@MTNUGANDACARE) March 10, 2014