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Ugandan mobile phone subscriptions drop 11% Q2

Monday 19 October 2020 | 09:35 CET | News
The number of mobile phone users decreased to 25.5 million in the second quarter ended 30 June from 28.4 million in the first quarter, according the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). The 11 percent contraction is the first in the last two years. It is attributed to a leading provider ridding the register of SIMs that only received SMS, suppressed demand and store closures caused by Covid-19, seasonal inactivity of SIMs owned by December holidaymakers and travellers who leave the country in the first quarter, and a 13 percent global reduction in smartphone shipments.

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