The Observer (Kampala)

15 November 2012

Uganda: Orange Uganda Introduces Internet for All

Orange Uganda has introduced a new service, 'Internet for All', which will enable people to use the antenna to pick the 3G signal.

A person will just need to acquire an antenna plus an orange router and then be in a position to get Orange internet signal from within 30 kilometres of an Orange server.

Speaking at the launch of the Third Orange Expo at the Lugogo UMA grounds yesterday, Orange Uganda CEO Philippe Luxcey said: "At orange, our objective is to provide the best services and promote innovations. We aim at changing internet from being just a point of access but rather an experience for all Ugandans."

ICT Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, who officially opened the expo, congratulated Orange for always championing technological innovations in Uganda. "As government, our objective is connectivity for all Ugandans. With such a development by Orange, we believe that we are facing a similar direction," he said.

Rugunda also highlighted that the increase in connectivity will improve information flow as well as boost the education sector. He, therefore, urged other telecom companies to borrow a leaf from Orange.

Orange Money

Luxcey also announced entry into the lucrative mobile money business, with Orange Money.

"We have been proven as the best service providers in voice. We are introducing orange money service and we promise a 24-hour service without any breakdowns," he said.

Entrance to the Expo, on until November 18, is free; guests spending at least Shs 50,000 will win a chance to spin a wheel of prizes.

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