Uganda ranks 78th in GCI 2019.
Uganda falls in the Starter cluster and has fallen behind in ICT development. However, Uganda’s ICT sector has grown steadily over the last few years thanks to increasing demand for mobile broadband services. 4G investment continues to grow and mobile broadband penetration increased this year. There was also reported improvement in user experience for e-government services.
Uganda still has low rates of fixed Internet connections. Uganda’s most urgent need is to connect more citizens, with Internet services extended to rural areas. Many of the first wave of African cloud services are designed specifically for mobile phones and many expectations for cloud technologies are for mobile cloud. There are early signs that mobile cloud technology is starting to deliver. The government should stimulate more construction of fixed line connections, which will encourage cloud usage by businesses.