Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Broadband Company Launches In Uganda, Promises More Speed

Ugandans may soon enjoy cheaper and faster internet services if another player, the Broadband Company, launches its services in the country.
Using WiMAX, a modern device that provides wires less internet services, the company is trying to meet the increasing demand of accessing data on potable gadgets like laptops and mobile phones irrespective of the geographical location.
The move comes at a time when the world is going digital and there is high demand for cheaper internet services.
Speaking during a meeting to create a good working relationship with the media at a hotel in Kampala, the managing director Arvid Knutsen said that the company would use the standard based technology to deliver fast wireless internet access.
"We'll provide competitive prices for our services with a wide network coverage and high bandwidth efficiency," said Mr. Knutsen.
The company has segmented its addressable broadband market into Corporate, medium and small enterprises and home office.
The first phase to be completed this year will cover the central business districts of Kampala and neighboring cities of Jinja, Entebbe and Mukono.
Subscribers will enjoy fixed, mobile wireless data transfer and voice over internet protocol (VOIP) connection to help them be linked all the time.
Upon registration, subscribers will get certificates to uniquely identify them and make it hard for an attacker to spoof the identity of the legitimate subscriber.
The company which is expected to launch early next month will have a data speed transfer of up to 70Mb per second that goes beyond a distance of up to 50km.
The managing director said that the company also plans to use WiMAX to provide mobile solutions.
"In the near future, we shall be able to use WiMAX as a possible replacement candidate for cellular phone technologies such as GSM and CDMA," the managing director said.
Among the internet services to be offered are: Web hosting, domain registration, domain hosting, anti spam and antivirus software, network and internet security and document management and archiving.

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