The National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U) says it plans to have installed 500 free Wi-Fi access points across the country by the end of this year. According to a report from The Monitor, the state-run organisation currently has 284 active Wi-Fi sites in Kampala, Entebbe and Wakiso. Another 216 Wi-Fi kiosks are due to be installed over the next six months, with priority being given to rural areas where fibre backbone networks have recently been installed.
The NITA-U began its USD4.7 million Wi-Fi deployment in 2017, offering free connectivity under the MYUG brand at off-peak times, with peak download speeds of 2Mbps. The group says that past problems with network congestion have now been resolved and users can expect improved service levels.