#DIAA2017 “Commended Connectivity Initiative” nominees reviewed!


Digital Impact Awards Africa #DIAA2017 conducted research in which companies involved in providing connectivity and Internet access in Uganda were assessed on the initiatives they have undertaken over the last year to provide more affordable access to data services. The result of this exercise is the nominee for the “Commended Connectivity Initiative” namely

  • #MYUG Free Wi-Fi
  • Africell Triple Mbs
  • Airtel Xtra Massape
  • MTN JUZZA Internet
  • RokeSpot Wi-Fi
  • Vodafone “Shika More”

Commenting about the ” Commended Connectivity Initiative ” category, Innocent Kawooya, CEO HiPipo, noted that “The contenders for this award category are organizations and brands that made significant effort to extend more affordable data to customers either via a promotion, permanent prices plan or offering of innovative wi-fi products.”  He added that “delivery of the connectivity is driven by availability of infrastructure from projects such as Google Project LINK, improved telecom fiber networks and the undersea internet cables running to the coast of East Africa ”

Commenting about Internet connectivity and congratulating this year’s “Commended Connectivity Initiative” nominees on this achievement, Hon. Karubanga David (State Minister for Public Service and Member of Parliament for Kigorobya) noted that “the NRM government has created a free trade and competitive economy that has been one of the factors attracting investment in telecommunication and other ICT ventures.” He added that “Additionally with some Public Private Partnerships, the government is supporting the improvement of fiber cable network across the county. This will further improve connectivity and access to government services will continue to be digitalized led and guided by government organs such as Ministry of ICT, UCC and NITA-U”

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