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Government is Committed to Promoting Women’s Rights, Says Minister

Minister Mukasa (C) speaking at the forum

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For the first time, Ugandan users will have reliable broadband internet anywhere in the country and at constant speeds.

The solution is a product of a recent partnership between Yahsat, a Middle East based satellite broadband provider and iWayAfrica- one of Uganda’s oldest ISPs.

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The partnership that was launched on Thursday at Serena Hotel, Kampala will see iWayAfrica provide on-ground satellite broadband support services for Yahsat.

 

Yahsat Regional Director Africa, Mr.Kevin Viret, Godfrey Serwamukoko, iWayAfrica Chief Executive Officer and Winston Smith- Head of Terrestrial Services address guests at the launch of the Yahsat Ka-Band Satellite

Yahsat Regional Director Africa, Mr.Kevin Viret, Godfrey Serwamukoko, iWayAfrica Chief Executive Officer and Winston Smith- Head of Terrestrial Services address guests at the launch of the Yahsat Ka-Band Satellite

According to Godfrey Serwamukoko, iWayAfrica Chief Executive Officer, even though satellite connectivity has always been in the country, there has always been a cost-of-entry barrier.

“This has put it out of reach of many organization and residential customers, especially those under-served by other technologies such as GSM-based 3G & 4G as well as fibre optic,” he said.

He added that the satellite based solution is cheaply priced, starting at Shs 100,000 for unlimited internet at good speeds for a month.

“The service is suitable for any individual looking to open an office anywhere in the country and we can guarantee that 99.5 percent of the time that the customer has the terminal, it will be up and running- worrying about internet will be something of the past. The solutions are tailored to suit the individual customer needs,” he noted.

During its 37th Meeting of April 5, 2007, the Uganda Communications Commission set the minimum level of Network Availability /percentage up time at 99 percent.

However according to the UCC Quality of Service reports, some telecom providers have reported lower scores, as low as 70 percent.

This poor performance has been attributed to internal network deficiencies on the radio access, backhaul and core nodes, inadequate network coverage and delays in responding to network outages as well as ineffective power back up systems.

Serwamukoko said that the flexibility and easy-to-install capabilities of satellite solutions, the Yahsat Ka-Band Satellite solution can be tailored for customers with only 1 employee to over 100 employees.

“Larger organisations or special projects can choose from any of our other solutions that offer up to 100 Mbps that can be deployed anywhere across the country or countries for those with multi-country presence,” he said.

Regarding the future of satellite internet (VSAT) in the face of technologies such as 4G LTE and fibre optics, Mr.Kevin Viret, Yahsat Regional Director for Africa said there’s a distinct advantage for VSAT because it’s deployable and works well regardless of location.

“It’s completely ubiquitous regardless of location. It’s complimentary to fiber and other technologies, convenient and is getting even more affordable,” he added.
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For the first time, Ugandan users will have reliable broadband internet anywhere in the country and at constant speeds.

The solution is a product of a recent partnership between Yahsat, a Middle East based satellite broadband provider and iWayAfrica- one of Uganda’s oldest ISPs.

The partnership that was launched on Thursday at Serena Hotel, Kampala will see iWayAfrica provide on-ground satellite broadband support services for Yahsat.

 

Yahsat Regional Director Africa, Mr.Kevin Viret, Godfrey Serwamukoko, iWayAfrica Chief Executive Officer and Winston Smith- Head of Terrestrial Services address guests at the launch of the Yahsat Ka-Band Satellite

Yahsat Regional Director Africa, Mr.Kevin Viret, Godfrey Serwamukoko, iWayAfrica Chief Executive Officer and Winston Smith- Head of Terrestrial Services address guests at the launch of the Yahsat Ka-Band Satellite

According to Godfrey Serwamukoko, iWayAfrica Chief Executive Officer, even though satellite connectivity has always been in the country, there has always been a cost-of-entry barrier.

“This has put it out of reach of many organization and residential customers, especially those under-served by other technologies such as GSM-based 3G & 4G as well as fibre optic,” he said.

He added that the satellite based solution is cheaply priced, starting at Shs 100,000 for unlimited internet at good speeds for a month.

“The service is suitable for any individual looking to open an office anywhere in the country and we can guarantee that 99.5 percent of the time that the customer has the terminal, it will be up and running- worrying about internet will be something of the past. The solutions are tailored to suit the individual customer needs,” he noted.

During its 37th Meeting of April 5, 2007, the Uganda Communications Commission set the minimum level of Network Availability /percentage up time at 99 percent.

However according to the UCC Quality of Service reports, some telecom providers have reported lower scores, as low as 70 percent.

This poor performance has been attributed to internal network deficiencies on the radio access, backhaul and core nodes, inadequate network coverage and delays in responding to network outages as well as ineffective power back up systems.

Serwamukoko said that the flexibility and easy-to-install capabilities of satellite solutions, the Yahsat Ka-Band Satellite solution can be tailored for customers with only 1 employee to over 100 employees.

“Larger organisations or special projects can choose from any of our other solutions that offer up to 100 Mbps that can be deployed anywhere across the country or countries for those with multi-country presence,” he said.

Regarding the future of satellite internet (VSAT) in the face of technologies such as 4G LTE and fibre optics, Mr.Kevin Viret, Yahsat Regional Director for Africa said there’s a distinct advantage for VSAT because it’s deployable and works well regardless of location.

“It’s completely ubiquitous regardless of location. It’s complimentary to fiber and other technologies, convenient and is getting even more affordable,” he added.
The Minister of Gender, pill http://comotenerunabuenaereccion.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-users-list-table.php Labor and Social Development Hon. Muluri Mukasa has stressed that government is committed to pushing the agenda on the empowerment of women and other disadvantaged groups.

Hon. Mukasa stated that to this end, page http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-content/plugins/wp-author-box-pro/includes/reduxframework/reduxcore/inc/class.p.php a conducive legal and policy framework is underway for human and gender rights.

He made the remarks Monday morning while officiating at the National Gender and Accountability Forum held at Kampala Serena Hotel, sick organized by British Council and Action for Development.

“We’ll continue to support these rights in order to realize our constitutional role and as required by other international instruments,” he said.

The forum was to mark the end of a two year project which has been implemented by British Council and ACFODE with funding from European Union. The project was implemented in the 4 districts of Apac, Oyam, Nebbi and Pader.

The Minister hailed stakeholders who steered the project saying that locals have gained skills and facilitation.

He however commented that sustainability remains a challenge. “I urge district leaders to incorporate the recommendations into district plans so that the project achievements can be replicated elsewhere.”

The representative of the British High Commissioner, Joseph Bolton mentioned that British Council has undertaken several efforts to promote gender equality, end child marriage and prevent sexual violence in war-torn areas. As a way of sustaining the project, some 128 bicycles have been given to community focal persons within the 4 districts to ease mobilization.

Furthermore, 3 training manuals have been launched to ease the dissemination of knowledge. Among issues persisting against women empowerment includes; domestic violence, low budget for maternal health, land and property rights for women among others.

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