Free Wi-Fi on Buses in South Africa Thanks to RADWIN's Wireless Mobility Solution
RADWIN, the global provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, announced that the City of Tshwane in South Africa is using RADWIN's 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 organization 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: "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 should be considered an essential service, like water or electricity. And just like water and electricity, it should be available to everyone, regardless of circumstances. With the FREE Wi-Fi FOR BUSES initiative, Project Isizwe and RADWIN are helping bridge the digital divide by enabling passengers to access information, education and jobs online, on-the-go. We had the entire project up and running 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 GM Africa: "RADWIN and Project Isizwe 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."
Source: PRNewswire 30 June 2015
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