Project Isizwe has teamed up with RADWIN, a provider broadband wireless solutions, to provide free Wi-Fi on board buses in the City of Tshwane – with up to 100Mbps throughput per bus.
Since the project was launched in December 2014, over 200,000 unique users have used the Tshwane Free Wi-Fi 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 said: “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.”