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MTN Uganda recognized as the fastest mobile network by Ookla.

MTN Uganda was recently honored with the
award for the Fastest Mobile Network in Uganda by Ookla, the global leader in internet testing
and analysis. This prestigious accolade was presented to the company’s Chief Executive
Officer, Sylvia Mulinge, at the sidelines of the esteemed Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in
Barcelona last week, cementing MTN Uganda's position as a leader in telecommunications
excellence.
The MWC serves as a global platform for industry leaders to showcase innovations and
advancements in telecommunications. MTN Uganda's recognition at this event further validates
its position as a trailblazer in the telecommunications landscape, setting new benchmarks for
mobile network performance and reliability.
The recognition comes as a testament to MTN's relentless commitment to providing its
customers with exceptional connectivity experiences. Ookla's extensive analysis, encompassing
millions of speed tests conducted with consumers across Uganda in the period Q3 and Q4 2023
– positions MTN as the undisputed leader in mobile network performance.
Commenting on the award, the CEO, MTN Uganda, said, “this award is the result of MTN’s
unwavering commitment to the nation by investing and consistently upgrading the network to
serve the ever growing base and evolving needs of our customers. We salute the government of
Uganda for enabling a predictable investment climate and the unstoppable commitment of our
team to deliver the best-in-class network for our customers. At MTN, we believe that everyone
(regardless of who and where they are), deserves the benefits of a modern connected life – and
that working together with government and other partners, we are unstoppable in driving the
progress of our country”.
In an era where fast and reliable connectivity is paramount, MTN has consistently invested in
cutting-edge infrastructure and innovative technologies to enhance network speed, coverage,
and reliability. This recognition underscores MTN's commitment to fostering digital inclusion and
empowering communities through seamless connectivity solutions.
MTN's relentless pursuit of excellence has not only solidified its position as a market leader but
also underscores our unwavering commitment to delivering a superior connectivity experience
for customers wherever they are. Between 2020 to 2023, MTN Uganda invested US$300 million

in expanding its network infrastructure throughout the country to bolster its services across this
country and in line with the 2018 National Broadband Policy and Uganda’s Vision 2040
commitments.
Additionally, the company continues to develop partnerships with device manufacturers and
distributors to push the affordability and access of smartphones through a number of device
financing schemes. This is all aimed at MTN’s vision to deliver the benefits of a modern
connected life to all its customers.
"Being recognized as the Fastest Mobile Network by Ookla is a testament to the hard work and
dedication of our team at MTN. We remain committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation
and setting new standards in mobile network performance to meet the evolving needs of our
customers." Mulinge added.

About MTN Uganda
MTN Uganda is a leading telecoms company in Uganda with a primary objective of carrying on
the business of a national operator of a telecommunications network pursuant to the National
Telecommunications Operator (NTO) licence granted by the Uganda Telecommunications
Commission (UCC). Among our offerings are network services, digital and financial technology
services, interconnect and roaming, sale of mobile devices, and MTN Mobile Money (conducted
through subsidiary MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited). MTN has a presence in all 134 districts
of Uganda. Services are delivered through a network of over 162,000 MoMo agents, 267,0000
MoMo merchants, 200 service stores and 13 main distributors. For the half year period ended
30 th June 2023, MTN Uganda had 18.1 million subscribers, 10.9 million MoMo users, and 6.9
million active data users. Visit us at www.mtn.co.ug or follow us on www.youtube.com/mtnug
and www.twitter.com/mtnug for assistance.

About the MTN Group
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator with a clear vision to
lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to our 240 million customers in 21 countries in Africa
and the Middle East. We are inspired by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a
modern, connected life. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South
Africa under the share code “MTN.” We are pursuing our Ambition 2021 strategy, focusing on
growth in data, fintech, and digital businesses.