Uganda’s free wi-fi hotspots at border posts to benefit people in transit

The Uganda Communication Community (UCC) has launched free wi-fi hotspots at border posts of Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, and South Sudan for travelers.

Technical service head of the Rural Communications Development Fund Geoffrey Sengend said that the project will be finished by October 2020 and will improve information access at borders for Coronavirus prevention, while facilitating emergency response for health, security staff, and the local population.

The wi-fi hotspots with a capacity of 5Mbps per user and covering a circle of radius 1 km will be used for business, education, health, agriculture, and leisure.