Liquid Telecom has collaborated with the Western Cape government to boost public Wi-Fi hotspots from 178 to 1 600.
According to a statement from Liquid Telecom, ‘’The project, part of a R3bn plan, will provide Wi-Fi to the provincial government’s offices, libraries, schools and clinics. Wi-Fi will be available across all municipalities and provide 3GB of data per device, per month. Each of the public Wi-Fi hotspots will allow users with Wi-Fi enabled devices including mobile phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers to connect to the Wi-Fi hotspot without any logins or passwords. The hotspots will be installed over the next 3 years, and the project will run for five years in total.’’
The CEO of Liquid Telecom SA, Reshaad Sha, declared, “Our partnership with the Western Cape Government is central to this vision – giving every South African the right to be connected with free, reliable and fast internet.”
Each of the public Wi-Fi hotspots will provide users with Wi-Fi-enabled devices to connect without any logins or passwords. The hotspots will be established over the next three years, and the project will run for five years in total.
The company already provides 178 active hotspots at government buildings in 12 municipalities in the province.