South Africa: MWeb to offer free online file storage


Internet service provider MWeb has launched a cloud-based file-hosting service called Store-It that allows users to store and access files online. It’s offering 5GB of online storage space.

Available as a value-add to MWeb customers, Store-It is an alternative solution to using hardware such as flash drives or external hard drives to store and save files. Users can access it from any connected device.

The 5GB storage allocation will allow users to securely store documents such as their wills, copies of their ID documents as well as almost 100 000 photographs or more than 1 200 MP3 files, says Nathier Kasu, head of digital at MWeb. Data is stored locally, allowing for faster and more efficient retrieval times than offshore based solutions, he says.

The 5GB Store-It product will be offered free to MWeb customers, with 45GB and 95GB upgrade options retailing at R70 and R140 respectively.