Taxation and the growth of mobile in East Africa 2007
Mobile communications has a profound impact of social and economic development, including:
This report updates the quantification of the economic impact that the mobile industry has in each of the East Africa Community member states: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It also assesses the taxation structure on the respective mobile industry and analyses the effects that lowering excise duties can have on the mobile industry and government tax receipts.
- Delivers universal access
- Delivers universal services, for example mobile phones account for around 95% of all telecoms connections in East Africa
- Boosts GDP, as demonstrated through recent analysis by Deloitte that shows that a 10% increase in mobile penetration leads to a 1.2% increase in GDP in the long-run across developing countries.