Our History

MTN Uganda Limited is a Ugandan telecommunications operator with the strategic intent of providing telecommunications and digital solutions for Uganda’s progress. Inspired by the belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life, MTN has grown to a subscriber base of approximately 19 million customers.

MTN was incorporated on 21 October 1998, with the objective to operate as a second national operator of a telecommunications network at a time when mobile cellular service penetration in Uganda was at a low of 0.27%. The company has since contributed to the growth of the telecommunications sector in Uganda with current penetration being at 70% (seven lines for every ten individuals).

MTN has a presence in all 134 districts of Uganda and has evolved from a telecommunications company providing value added services to a provider of an innovative range of products and services including voice, data, digital and mobile financial services delivered through a network of approximately 150,000 mobile money agents, 200 service stores and 14 main distributors.

In 2021, MTN become the largest local listed company on Uganda Securities Exchange worth UGX 4 trillion. MTN currently employs approximately1,048 employees both indirectly and directly. MTN has been the largest taxpayer in Uganda for the last 10 years, having paid UGX 839 billion in 2021 alone.

MTN is committed to improving the lives of the communities in which it operates having dedicated 1% of its annual profit after tax to the MTN Foundation (a channel through which MTN conducts its corporate social investment activities) since 2007 thereby impacting millions of Ugandans’ lives.


Our Strategy

Our Ambition 2025: ‘Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress’ is driving accelerated growth and faster deleveraging, positioning MTN for greater relevance to 2025

MTN has built strong core operations, which are underpinned by the largest fixed and mobile network in Uganda; a large, connected registered customer base; an unparalleled registration and distribution network, as well as one of the strongest brands in the market.

Our belief

We believe that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life

We are inspired by the potential of Africa. We are committed to bridging the digital and financial divide, furthering inclusion and advancing the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through our core business activities and our support to governments, communities and customers. The UN SDGs target a sustainable society with a plan to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure equality for all by 2030.

Our Belief

Our Belief

is that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern, connected life.

Our Intent

Our Intent

To drive leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.

Our values

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