Uganda Eighth Biggest Internet User in Africa

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According to Internet usage statistics for Africa as of December 31st 2011, Uganda is the eighth biggest Internet user in Africa with an estimated 4.2 million users.   Nigeria with 45 million users and Kenya with 10.5 million lead the top 10 list for Sub Saharan Africa countries.  

The figures from  Internet World Stats http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats1.htm  vary from those of Communication commission of Kenya statistics that put the total number of Kenya internet users at 17.3 million combining all mobile and data internet subscribers, terrestrial wireless subscribers, satellite subscriptions, fixed internet connections, fiber optic subscriptions and fixed cable modem users. There is also a variance from the figures of Uganda Communication commission which range in the region of 5 million.  The Internet penetration for Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania is reported to stand at 12.1 %, 25.5 % and 11.5 % respectively whereas Facebook usage as of March 2012 is estimated to be 387,080, 1,325,020 and 437,040 respectively.

Despite the variance with the locally released figures from the communication commission, there is a steady growth of internet usage in Uganda, Kenya and the rest of Africa and hence a good sign of opportunity to tap into this internet market.

AFRICA

Population
(2011 Est.)

Internet Users
31-Dec-11

Penetration
(% Population)

Facebook
31-Mar-12

Uganda

34,612,250

4,178,085

12.1 %

387,080

Kenya

41,070,934

10,492,785

25.5 %

1,325,020

Tanzania

42,746,620

4,932,535

11.5 %

437,040