Uganda’s two largest telecom firms, MTN Uganda and Airtel Uganda, said they will reintroduce charges on mobile money transactions starting Tuesday, ending the zero-fee charging structure announced in March
Data from Research ICT Africa shows that 1GB of mobile data in the Q2 of this year was cheaper in only Tanzania, Egypt, and Mozambique. On average, the plan cost $3.62 in Uganda, versus $0.89 in Tanzania, $2.82 in Egypt, and $2.87 in Mozambique.
The mobile money sector is dominated by two telecoms, MTN Uganda and Airtel, who together account for 99% of mobile money agent market presence, according to a new report. The market leader is MTN with 57%, followed by Airtel with 42%.