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Satellite Broadband to Unlock Economic Growth in Rural Uganda

Satellite Broadband to Unlock Economic Growth in Rural Uganda

Broadband
The African Development Bank projects that Uganda's GDP will grow from 5.1 per cent in 2017 to 5.8 per cent in 2018. Among other factors, the government has highlighted the role of information communications technology (ICT) as a key enabler for this trend toward growth. As key stakeholders in the country continue to promote the use of ICT for economic and social growth, Uganda's Internet penetration has increased in the last two years from 31 per cent in 2015 to 53.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Uganda Communications Commission. In East Africa, Uganda is second only to Kenya in terms of Internet penetration. While this figure is significant, a section of Uganda's population still lacks Internet access. A critical issue is that many live in rural areas t...

Satellite broadband coming to underserved communities in South Sudan

Broadband
A satellite service launching across South Sudan will provide wide reaching, high performance, satellite broadband Internet to unserved and underserved locations and communities across the country. The service is being launched by the UAE-based operator Yahsat. Known as YahClick “broadband everyone”, the service will be launched in partnership with local ISP RCS-Communication. Commenting on the upcoming launch, Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, Yahsat CEO, said: “As the world’s youngest country, South Sudan is facing multiple infrastructure building priorities. YahClick brings internet connectivity instantly to the population, irrespective of the state of the local telecommunications infrastructure that is within their reach.” more