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.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
This product is available at retailers and agents in Uganda
This product has a partnership with Google, who provided the infrastructure.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain the product from MTN Mobile services, Airtel Money and ROKESpot agents around Uganda
Distributions to Date Status
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.
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.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
This product was designed to amplify quality, accessibility, and affordability of the internet.
Vetted Performance Status
No known safety hazards are related to this product
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations