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Free Internet Service Launched in Kampala, Uganda

Free Internet Service Launched in Kampala, Uganda

Kampala city occupants are to begin getting a charge out of free web access starting today (Saturday).

The service of Information, ICT and Communication and the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA U) initiate the trial keep running in Kampala’s focal business locale and parts of Entebbe.

Mr. Frank Tumwebaze, the Information, ICT and Communication minister, who declared the advancement at Media Center in Kampala, said: “We will give free Wi-Fi administrations somewhere around 6pm and 6am on weekdays, and at the weekends. Wi-Fi will be free from Saturday 3pm through to Monday 6am.” Mr. Tumwebaze included.

He said free Wi-Fi administrations will be offered at the Kampala Capital City Authority Street Carnival on Sunday where revelers will appreciate the administration for the duration of the day.


“Web access is no more an extravagance, however, a need for every single Ugandan subject. The ICT division must stay at the focal point of this countrywide change, and control Uganda to world-class proficiency and profitability” Mr. Tumwebaze said.

He said the takeoff of the free web has been made conceivable as a result of interest in the National Backbone Infrastructure (NBI) whose third stage is nearing finishing.

The pastor says taking off NBI has helped government organizations increment profitability, effectiveness and lessened expenses of web transfer speed.

“Web costs have lessened from USD1200 to USD 300 for each MBps every month in 2010 and 2016 respectively.” Mr. Tumwebaze said.

Then, Dr. James Saka, the executive director NITA U, said since the administration would be shared between government offices and general society, and the limit gave will be up to 2 MBps.

He said there would be confinements on downloading recordings and access to the terrible web page.


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