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In 2009, there were 233,500 main telephone lines and 9.384 million mobile telephones in use. This was an increase from 2006 when there were 108,600 main telephone lines in use in Uganda, and from 2007 when there were 4.195 million mobile telephones in use.

The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) is the public broadcasting station. The 2004 Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act stated that the UBC should be funded by the levying of a television licence fee. There has since been pressure to reinstate the licence fee to maintain UBC's independence. There are 122 FM radio stations, 7 AM and 2 shortwave. These serve 2.6 million radios. As of May 2008, there are 2 major PayTV providers i.e. DSTV and GTV. There are 22 television broadcast stations, serving 1,785,000 televisions.

In 2009, Uganda had 6,757 internet hosts, making it 131st in terms of countries with the most internet hosts. In 2008, Uganda has 2.5 million internet users, making it 64th in terms of countries with the most internet users.

In 2006, Uganda had 18 internet service providers, providing for 750,000 internet users.


Telephones - main lines in use :
233,500 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular :
9.384 million (2009)

Telephone system :
general assessment: mobile cellular service is increasing rapidly, but the number of main lines is still deficient; work underway on a national backbone information and communications technology infrastructure; international phone networks and Internet connectivity provided through satellite and VSAT applications
domestic: intercity traffic by wire, microwave radio relay, and radiotelephone communication stations, fixed and mobile-cellular systems for short-range traffic; mobile-cellular teledensity about 30 per 100 persons in 2009
international: country code - 256; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Inmarsat; analog links to Kenya and Tanzania

Broadcast media :
public broadcaster, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), operates radio and television networks; Uganda first began licensing privately-owned stations in the 1990s; by 2007 there were nearly 150 radio and 35 TV stations, mostly based in and around Kampala; transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are available in Kampala (2007)

Internet country code :

Internet hosts :
19,927 (2010)

Internet users :
3.2 million (2009)





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