Intel Corporation has partnered with Orange Uganda with the aim of making broadband and PC’s more affordable and to propel their reach to customers by bridging the broadening gap in Internet access and broadband connectivity.
John Davies, Intel Vice-President for World Ahead Program commented: “Providing technology access and IT skills is a cornerstone for future innovation, economic growth and individual progress in the competitive marketplace.
Nations must equip their citizens with these critical skills in order to realize their potential in today’s knowledge economy.’’
Philippe Luxcey, CEO of Orange Uganda commented: “Within 3 years Orange has been able to transform the internet landscape in Uganda by availing world-class internet experience to its customers.
The partnership with Intel is yet another building block to Orange’s mission to empower Ugandans to embrace the digital revolution”
Technologies such as Internet are the key means of success as developing countries are greatly relying on it for everyday functions; however for Africa it is still a challenge about to become a full blown reality.
Regional companies are indulging in joint ventures with international companies to increase knowledge and awareness of the potential that ICT holds with key importance on taking advantage on the better broadband penetration available.