Airtel to power homes, SMEs with new broadband internet solution

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Airtel Uganda Head of Broadband announces the launch of the new Airtel broadband device. The device will power up to 32 devices simultaneously

Kampala, Uganda. Airtel Uganda has today launched a new solution for homes, Small and Medium Enterprises that offers uninterrupted internet at affordable rates.

The Airtel Broad Band Outdoor Unit attracts a one-off entry cost of Shs280,000 inclusive of a 51GB of Data valid for 30 days, free installation and device maintenance.

The fixed internet device comes in a stylish/slim design and has the ability to connect 32 internet-powered devices including laptops, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, game consoles, security cameras and many others to internet.

Commenting about the new solution, Airtel Uganda Managing Director Mr. V.G. Somasekhar said the solution is ideal for businesses particularly SMEs that need a reliable, fast internet for uninterrupted operations adding that it as well addresses the need for the smart home allowing simultaneous connections for streaming online content, e-entertainment; while still acting as a WiFi Router for the entire house at the same capped monthly cost.

“The solution offers the best internet experience at the most affordable rate of less than Shs2,000 per GB,” he noted.

Hon. Werikhe Kafabusa, the State Minister For Trade, lauded Airtel Uganda for the substantial investment in innovations geared towards the economic development of Uganda through small and medium enterprises.

Airtel Uganda MD V.G. Somasekhar hands over a new Airtel broadband device to Hon. Werikhe Kafabusa at the launch of the Airtel 4G broadband device

“SMEs form a major block of Uganda’s economy contributing immensely to the development of our country. Technology and Innovation are some of the drivers of socio-economic growth and transformation the world over. In Uganda specifically, the growth of the ICT innovation ecosystem has mainly been private sector led. This is an indicator of a conducive investment climate and I am happy to see a telecommunications company like Airtel using this environment to improve lives of the citizens,” he said.

The solution has a monthly recurring cost categorized into three;

PRICE OF BUNDLE (UGX) GB COST PER GB VALIDITY
Shs100,000 50GB Shs2,000 30 days
Shs200,000 120GB Shs1,660 30 days
Shs300,000 200GB Shs1,500 30 days

The Airtel Broad Band Outdoor Unit is easy to install and can be conveniently recharged.

  • Buy data bundles via the Airtel USSD Menu by dialing *100# Selecting Option 9. Broadband Offers
  • Buy data bundles through Airtel Money
  • Visit the Airtel Broadband Self-care portal – https://airtel.co.ug/broadband
  • You can also visit any Airtel service center or partner shop and pay for your Data bundle recharge

Initial roll out is in Kampala for the pilot that will inform future considerations. 

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