MTN Uganda Nearly Doubles Mobile Internet Customer Base Over Past Year


Uganda's MTN says that the number of its customers using the Internet has increased more than 85% in the last 12 months leading up to June 2013.

MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer, Ernst Fonternel attributed their phenomenal growth in Internet customers to 1.6 million to their expanding data footprint and deployment of LTE.

"Since the beginning of the year, we have rolled out Wi-Fi MTN Hotspots, 21.6Mbps, 42Mbps and 4GLTE. We also provide our customers with 15MB worth of Free Internet every month and we are constantly reaching out to our customers through various activations and great device deals," Fonternel said.

MTN is significantly investing into Internet education and as part of this initiative is hosting MTN Expos across the country.

MTN Uganda has a planned investment of over US$70 million in 2013 to upgrade infrastructure and expand coverage to rural areas in addition to their US$80 million during 2012.