East Africa

Google launches wi-fi network in Uganda


Google has launched its first wi-fi network in Uganda as part of their plan to deliver affordable high-speed internet across Africa.

Google are making the wireless network available in Kampala to local internet providers, who will then charge customers for access.

By improving internet capacity in the city, local telecom companies will then be able to offer faster, cheaper broadband access to their customers according to a BBC report.

The Google network is now live in 120 key locations in Kampala. The cost for one day’s unlimited data using the new network should cost 1,000 Ugandan shillings ($0.30, £0.20), although local providers will decide how much they want to charge for the service.

Some critics agrue it maybe been better to focus on rural connectivity where high-speed internet access is very limited.

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