Free Wi-Fi on Buses in South Africa thanks to RADWIN’s Wireless Mobility Solution

Jun 30, 2015
Tel Aviv, Israel, June 30, 2015 - RADWIN, the global provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, today announced that the City of Tshwane in South Africa deployed RADWIN’s FiberinMotion® wireless mobility solution to provide free Wi-Fi onboard city buses - up to 100 Mbps throughput per bus. The FREE Wi-Fi ON BUSES initiative was launched in December 2014. Since then over 200,000 unique users have used free Wi-Fi onboard the city’s buses, with total data usage of 30 Terabytes. Project Isizwe, a non-profit organization which aims to bring the internet to people across South Africa, spearheaded the project.

In the first phase of deployment, RADWIN FiberinMotion base stations were deployed along the A Re Yeng line from Pretoria Central to Hatfield, and over 30 buses were fitted with FiberinMotion vehicular mobile units (VMUs).

Kgosientso Ramokgopa, City of Tshwane’s Mayor, commented on the Free Wi-Fi project: “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.”

Alan Knott-Craig Jr., Founder & CEO of Project Isizwe: “In today’s connected world, access to the internet is essential and should be available to everyone - regardless of circumstances. With the FREE Wi-Fi ON BUSES initiative, Project Isizwe and RADWIN are helping bridge the digital divide by allowing passengers to access information, education and jobs online, on-the-go. We had the entire project up deployed in record time, thanks to the ease and simplicity of installation of FiberinMotion. In addition, the FiberinMotion Real Time Monitoring Tool enables gauging wireless network performance 24x7.”

Peter Turvey, RADWIN’s General Manager, Middle East, South & East Africa: “RADWIN and Project Isizwe are excited to play a key role in the City of Tshwane’s Free Wi-Fi initiative. FiberinMotion connects buses on-the-move to the city’s internet backbone, enabling commuters to benefit from wireless connectivity where and when they need it.”

   Bus fitted out with mobile subscriber unit, and base stations mounted on pole

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About Project Isizwe
Project Isizwe is a non-profit organisation which aims to bring the internet to people across South Africa, by facilitating the roll-out of Free Wi-Fi for public spaces in low income communities. The core focus of Project Isizwe is to harness the power of the internet in low-income communities for the purpose of education, and use it as a catalyst for change. Isizwe helps Governments plan, roll-out and maintain Free Wi-Fi networks, helping to trigger a ‘multiplier effect’ on the economy and creating employment. Our non-profit structure allows us to pool bandwidth, source local installers, and deal with Governments without the traditional excessive mark-ups.

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