Liquid expands Wi-Fi service in Kampala

Liquid expands Wi-Fi service in Kampala

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a leading provider of pan-African digital infrastructure, has partnered with Kampala-based telecommunications company ATC Uganda to expand Liquid’s public Wi-Fi network to 320 hotspots across the city.

Supplementing its 280 hotspots launched last year, Liquid will use ATC’s tower infrastructure to set up additional Wi-Fi hotspots in the downtown area. To enjoy unlimited internet access, users simply purchase a voucher and select the Liquid Wi-Fi hotspot SSID on their devices. 

As for how this will be beneficial, Michael Mukasa, CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies Uganda explains: “With just over 13 million internet users in Uganda at the start of 2024, with internet penetration at only 27%, there is much to be done in ensuring that more people in the country have access to the resources they need to thrive in the digital economy.”   

He continues: “Through this public Wi-Fi initiative, Liquid is supporting the Ugandan government’s 2022 announcement that it would install 2,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, extending internet access to remote areas. In addition, it also makes Liquid’s wholesale, enterprise, retail and home services more accessible to users.” 

Liquid’s collaboration with ATC Uganda offers availability of high-speed internet with speeds reaching up to 1 Gbps, ideal for bandwidth-intensive activities such as streaming, gaming, and downloading large files. Because the network operates on the less congested 5GHz frequency band, says Liquid, it ensures a smoother and more reliable internet experience.  

The service offers flexible payment options, with the choice of purchasing daily or weekly vouchers, allowing users to tailor their internet access according to their needs and duration of stay in the downtown area. The cap is on time, and not on speed or data.

Internet prices have been a major hindrance when it comes to accessing information and other services, and Liquid says its hotspots provide secure connectivity across multiple devices, at a far lower cost.

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