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Buses in South Africa get free Wi-Fi

July 1, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories

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Since the project was launched in December 2014, over 200,000 unique users have used the Tshwane Free WiFi service onboard buses, with total data usage of 30 Terabytes.

Radwin, a provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, has revealed that the City of Tshwane in South Africa is using its  FiberinMotion wireless mobility solution to provide free Wi-Fi onboard city buses – up to 100 Mbps throughput per bus.

Since the project was launched in December 2014, over 200,000 unique users have used the Tshwane Free WiFi service onboard buses, with total data usage of 30 Terabytes. Project Isizwe – a non-profit organisation which brings Internet to low income communities across South Africa – spearheaded the project.

In the first phase of project deployment, Radwin’s FiberinMotion base stations were deployed along the A Re Yeng line from Pretoria Central to Hatfield and over 30 buses were equipped with FiberinMotion Vehicular Mobile Units (VMUs).

Kgosiento Ramokgopa, the Mayor of the City of Tshwane stated that: “Onboard the buses passengers have access to connectivity. Connectivity remains uninterrupted so you are able to do your assignments, email assignments and communicate with friends at no cost. So that is the true value.”

Staff Writer


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