MTN Launches New Wi-Fi Service

MTN Uganda has launched a new Wi-Fi service wth a number of MTN
HotSpots around country as it aims at cementing its position as the
number one internet service provider offering world-class Internet.
MTN HotSpots will be available to MTN and non-MTN customers. Customers
with Wi-Fi capable devices will have access to this service in areas
where there is MTN WIFI coverage.To use MTN Hotspots, customers will
be required to register. Xclusive UG has also learnt that the
customers will need to have an internet bundle of airtime on their
number while non-MTN customers will have to load MTN airtime onto
their accounts on the portal. To buy an internet bundle, MTN customers
just need to dial *150# and make a selection of a preferred bundle.
Some of the devices the customer can use include smartphones, tablets
and laptops. These devices must be WIFI compatible in order for them
to access the network. MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Ernst Fonternel
said, “MTN Hotspots will provide both MTN and non-MTN customers with a
secure internet access in a number of locations across the country.
Customers have a choice from a number of tailor made bundles to suit
their internet usage needs”. Over the last two years, MTN has made
major investments to its data infrastructure in Uganda. MTN Uganda
launched the first mobile money service in Uganda with tremendous