ROKESpot is a wireless signal point that provides Wi-Fi service to internet users in Uganda.
ROKESpot is wireless signal point that provides accessible Wi-Fi service for users around Kampala. It is used in malls, hostels, restaurants and public places. Payment options include: voucher scratch cards, Payway, MTN Mobile Money, Airtel Money and Selcom.
This product is available at retailers and agents in Uganda
The prices are categorized into three options: 1 day access for 0.32 USD (UGX 1,200), 7 days access for 1.71 USD (UGX 6, 400) and 30 days access for 6.41 USD (UGX 24,000)
This product has a partnership with Google, who provided the infrastructure.
Users can obtain the product from MTN Mobile services, Airtel Money and ROKESpot agents around Uganda
ROKESpot covers up to seven towns in Uganda – Kampala, Entebbe, Masaka, Mbarara, Jinja, Mukono and Mbale. It also covers over 400 sites and currently averages over 30,000 users monthly.
Type of telecommunication service provided (Mobile Internet, Fixed Internet, Satellite service, other)
Service needed for the product to work (Mobile data, SMS, voice, satellite, other)
Is a fixed connection needed for the product to work?
(Smartphone, feature phone, computer, tablet, other (specify), none)
Max number of connected devices at the same time.
(Uninterrupted prower supply (UPS), ocassional power supply [minimum time required], other)
Average jitter and packet loss to download/upload information
Network connectivity, education, behavior change, other
ROKESpots are hotspot routers for Wi-Fi around Uganda. Users are provided with different bandwidth options with a 3G speed of 512 kbps for limited access and 1 Mbps for unlimited access. This product provides 100 meters of coverage from 110 ROKESpot hotspots in the city of Kampala. The hotspots are “open” and for authentication, one needs to set up an account on a mobile-friendly site before using this service, and a device that has a SIM card for verification.
The pricing model of this service is based on the time spent using the internet.
The user can access technical support from the website.
This product was designed to amplify quality, accessibility, and affordability of the internet.
No third-party organizations, only testing performed by the designer
No known safety hazards are related to this product
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