KAMPALA – Airtel Uganda, one of the leading telecommunication companies in Uganda has on Thursday 7 launched Airtel Broadband, a new product that they said gives a very reliable, fast and affordable connection in homes and workplaces.
At the launch, Brenden Kachenje, the General Manager Airtel Broadband said: “As a commitment to power homes and SMEs, we have today launched Airtel Broadband, a new product that gives customers super-fast, uninterrupted internet speeds at a very affordable cost.”
“This product comes with an outdoor unit that ensures you have strong Wi-Fi signals and an indoor unit to ensure that your devices receive strong uninterrupted signals,” he added.
Mr Kachenje further noticed that “customers can get the new Airtel broadband at only UGX 280,000 with FREE 51GB valid for a month. It also comes with very affordable recharge bundles that are as low as UGX 1,500 per GB. This is the first of its kind on the market.”
Airtel Uganda Managing Director VG Somasekhar said that early this year, the company made Uganda 100% 4G.
“We went on to introduce new and transformed technologies like the 4×4 multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO). Today we decided to go a step further to introduce fixed data or for homes and businesses,” said VG Somasekhar.
He added that “the future economic development of our country is the growth of SMEs. What they need is improved and fast communication at lower costs. Up to today, our cost of data was 1 dollar per GB.”
Lauding the telecom company, State Minister for Trade Werikhe Kafabusa said the role of technology in economic development of the country is very crucial and pledged government support.
“Let me take this opportunity to thank Airtel for this innovation, and I would like to pledge our support as Government.”
“The various technology changes contribute significantly to the development of this country,” said minister Kafabusa.
He said that this new innovation by Airtel has come at a time when Uganda is promoting SMEs through encouraging them for value addition, and more.
“I’ve been made to understand that this home broadband will offer Ugandans fast reliable, consistent, uninterrupted and affordable internet,” said the minister.