Uganda

Uganda Country Case Study

As of the end of 2018, there were approximately half a million cellular IoT connections in Uganda, which makes it the seventh largest cellular IoT market in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cellular IoT use cases in Uganda are found in the utilities sector, where cellular IoT connections enable the functioning of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solutions for clean energy and water systems, and the transport and logistics sector with vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions.

There is also an ongoing implementation of certain emerging technologies in the agricultural sector in Uganda, such as use of the IoT, Big Data, drones and remote sensors for precision agriculture; use of Blockchain for land registration and management; and use of real time weather forecasting by using aerial images from drones and/or satellites. However, there are still many obstacles on the pathway to making the agricultural sector more sustainable and ready for full take-up of 4IR technologies.

Authors

Mirjana Stankovic, Ravi Gupta, Francie Sadeski, Matthieu Lacave