UGANDA'S UTL LAUNCHES FREE TRIAL OF WI-FI HOT SPOTS

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Uganda Telecom (utl) has introduced a high-speed wireless Internet service.

The service, the first of its kind in Uganda, enables clients easily access Internet using mobile devices like laptops and PDAs (hand-held devices), Miriam Wanjohi, the brand manager of utl, said in a statement recently.

The statement said utl is running a free trial promotion for the service until August 1. The access points, called hotspots, are locations where a person with a laptop or PDA accesses the Internet while moving and pays with a serialised coupon.

Some of the 18 hotspots are Entebbe Airport, Mateos Restaurant, Rwenzori Courts, International Hospital, Faze2 Restaurant, Uganda Golf Club, Workers House and Crested Towers. Wanjohi said the hotspots' hardware is secure and supports many simultaneous users.

"Communication with utl is seamless. The customer will be able to read and send e-mail from the software programme without making any changes to their system," she said.

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