With this commuters free WiFi, I think South African has something to be glad about at least, when you on a journey with crooked roads and under developed areas where mobile GSM network wouldn’t be strong enough for internet connection, a bus with free WiFi comes to the rescue. The main purpose of the Myciti Bus project
I am looking for a day, and I am very pretty sure, is not going to take long when Nigeria will also have something like this, a public bus with WiFi is something that is very important in this digital world, where information need to be passed within few minutes. With free WiFi while on a journey, you can always connect to your work, family, fans and friends.
A South African network infrastructure provider, VAST Networks has partnered with MyCiti, a bus transit company, to deliver on-board internet access to commuters on the service. MyCiti buses are BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), 10 of them have been fitted with WiFi routers, and all 380 in Cape Town will join the party soon.
They are dubbing it a “first for South Africa”, even though Tshwane has had Wifi-enabled buses since last June. Users in Cape Town are given 50MB, while users in Tshwane have 500MB of data free-of-charge everyday, after which you’ll have to pony up to continue using the service. Speaking of value added services, HTXT wrote that users can also access news, weather reports, etc. The “infected” buses will have a WiFi available here tattoo on them, to let you take well informed, important life decisions like whether or not to jump in. Meh.
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