MTN Launches Faster Internet in Uganda


MTN Uganda has launched WiMax broadband service that will see individual Internet users and small-scale businesses have access to what it promises will be fast and reliable Internet connections. peaking at a press briefing to launch the product on June 6, MTN Chief Commercial Officer Erik van Veen said: "This service targets individual users and owners of small business."

MTN's WiMax broadband follows mobile Internet access launched by Uganda Telecom and Celtel last month. Van Veen said customers would only pay for what they use. "We will have more control over our network," Van Veen said.

Customers will have to choose from three different bundles of broadband depending on their needs.Customers can obtain 2000 Megabytes (MB) bundle at Shs115,000 for light user, 115,000MB at Shs220,000 for medium users, and 1 Gigabyte at Shs395,000 for heavy users. This is on top of Shs295,000 installation fee.

WiMax broadband is available in 35 towns around the country including Busia, Soroti, Nebbi, Arua, Yumbe, Gulu, Moroto and others.

The Monitor