Roke Telkom launches wireless service in Kampala

Uganda Internet Todd Huffman FlickrUganda’s Roke Telkom (Roke) has launched a new wireless service for Internet users in the country’s capital, Kampala

Roke hopes that the new service will amplify quality, accessibility and affordability of the Internet for users all around the city. The service works by using a large number of wi-fi hotspots, or wireless signal points, that the company is calling Rokespots. With these Rokespots, users can enjoy superior and stable wireless connections.

At the launch event, Roger Sekaziga, CEO of Roke Telkom, explained that the the new service was launched primarily because the company understood consumers’ ever-growing desire for more innovative data solutions that make Internet access easier and more affordable.

“With over 100 Rokespots in Kampala, you are now able to access the service within malls, hostels, restaurants and public places. The unlimited wi-fi service has different prices, ranging from US$0.35 per day to US$5.43 per month,” he said.

Sekaziga added that since the brand’s inception, Roke had sought to enhance the growth of Ugandan small-to-medium enterprises and big businesses by creating an enabling communications environment. He said that with Rokespots, users will be able to access a good Internet connection in a variety of locations and across a range of budgets. The pricing was a very important factor to ensure that even price-conscious users will use the service.

James Byaruhanga, the company’s COO, said, “We always ensure that our customers enjoy a fast Internet connection and find value for their money at all times.”

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