Uganda Case Study
How Orange leveraged infrastructure sharing to claim data market leadership in Uganda
Uganda made telecoms infrastructure headlines at the end of last year when American Tower set up a 1,000 site joint venture towerco with MTN. Uganda was back in the news in June when Eaton acquired 700 towers from Warid and Orange. TowerXchange talks to Orange, UCC and Eaton to learn why infrastructure sharing is taking hold in Uganda.
By way of an introduction to the market, let’s take a look at Uganda’s operators and towers. MTN’s network has the most cell sites in Uganda, with growing data demands prompting them to recently install 78 new base stations and plans to deploy a further 300 3G+ sites, bringing their total cell sites in Uganda to 1,100 by the end of 2012.