Internet - In Brief


- The Wireless Access Provider’s Association (WAPA) last week announced a 25% increase in its membership for the year ended. “The increase in our membership to 164 dynamic wireless operators demonstrates that we are a growing force in South Africa’s broadband industry,” says Christopher Geerdts, WAPA’s outgoing chairman. “However, in going forward, members will definitely need more quality spectrum to be able to provide continuously affordable and quality broadband.”

- Cape Town - Internet users in Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha will enjoy six months of free wi-fi while the City of Cape Town looks at ways to create an affordable wi-fi network throughout the city. More than a million people in underserviced areas will eventually get fast and affordable internet access. The city is putting to use donated equipment used in all the stadiums countrywide during the 2010 World Cup, said Leon van Wyk, the city’s Manager of Telecommunications.