Saturday, September 18, 2021

Internet & Communications in Uganda

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The majority of the nation is covered by mobile phone networks (about 80%), although topography may create problems in hilly areas. SIM cards are inexpensively available in’starter packs’ everywhere, but they must be registered before they can be used.

Internet cafes may be found in Kampala and Jinja, as well as in every town with a population of more than 20,000 people. Internet cafés use either VSATs or mobile phones. The Internet connection capacity is very limited, which may be irritating for individuals who are used to a high-speed connection.

In most areas, mobile broadband (3G, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+ [21mbps]) is available. In bigger areas, Africell and Airtel provide mobile broadband. A slower (EDGE) connection may be accessible in more remote locations. If you need a mobile broadband connection on your computer, bringing a phone that can set up a Wi-Fi network or one that supports USB tethering may be a suitable choice. There are also USB broadband modems available. However, it may be more costly, and it must be registered before usage.