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RENU partners with Mesh++ to manufacture solar-powered internet routers in Uganda

RENU partners with Mesh++ to manufacture solar-powered internet routers in Uganda

RENU, the Ugandan NREN, has partnered with Mesh ++, a connectivity solutions manufacturer based in Chicago, USA, to manufacture solar-powered Internet routers in Uganda, which combine renewable energy from the sun with advanced connectivity technology to deliver an Internet access solution.

These will be the first Internet routers to be manufactured in Uganda, and they will be accessible to all Ugandans that wish to have stable and affordable Internet access in their businesses and homes, without having to worry about cabling, unstable electricity, and the monthly power bills.

Routers are pieces of equipment that when interconnected, provide the highway and backbone through which Internet communication is made possible.

Access to the Internet is becoming more important everyday as the world increasingly relies on it for communication, education, business, and beyond, and yet the infrastructure to access the Internet is still insufficient in most of the developing countries.
In addition, the connectivity infrastructure in place currently relies on the national electricity power grids to deliver access to the Internet yet problems of poor electricity supply persist in developing countries, Our deployments are quite a few in Africa and specifically in Uganda, which is why we are so excited to announce engagement in a partnership with RENU to manufacture these nodes right here in Uganda, in fact, the first wireless routers to ever be manufactured in Uganda.
''I would like to appreciate the leadership at Mesh ++ for having agreed to work with us to enable us to set up the 1st manufacturing plant in Uganda for IT equipment specifically, Internet routers. This will be the first product of its kind manufactured in Uganda and it is firmly aligned to the industrialization drive of the country”, Nicholas Mbonimpa, RENU CEO.
The joint venture between RENU and Mesh++ to manufacture solar-powered routers in Uganda closely aligns with the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, and is set to have a positive impact in various areas.
According to some estimates, the carbon footprint of our gadgets, the Internet,and the systems supporting them account for about 3.7% of global greenhouse emissions. The solar-powered routers seek to provide a solution to the issue of greenhouse emissions from the Internet, by providing routing equipment that utilizes renewable energy, which is abundantly available in Uganda given it’s location at the equator.



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