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BrightWave launches rural broadband access in OR Tambo District: Eastern Cape


Johannesburg, 07 Jul 2017
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Brightwave continues to advance its mission for digital transformation in underserviced and rural communities in South Africa. In a first of its kind, Brightwave in partnership with the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) has successfully deployed its first phase of a 1009 site WiFi deployment in OR Tambo District.

The first phase of the deployment covers 550 educational institutions as well as 69 health facilities in King Sabata Dalindyebo (KSD) and Mthlontlo Municipalities in OR Tambo District. The second Phase of 400 Hot spots will cover municipal buildings, community centres, traditional leaders' sites, and other government facilities as part of an extensive deployment of public WiFi in rural communities.

Brightwave continues the tradition of breaking into new grounds having successfully deployed and commercialised the single largest concentration of WiFi hotspots in the largest township (Soweto) in South Africa (close to 500 Hotspots enabling access to over 2 million inhabitants of Soweto Township).

BrightWave is a 100% black-owned and managed, new age telco company that is at the forefront of conceptualising, designing, scoping and deploying large scale broadband networks and services aimed at digital transformation of municipalities in South Africa. Its scope of services covers the broad spectrum of society from consumer broadband access through WiFi hotspots, residential access including streaming of video and educational content, business connectivity and solutions including data, voice and business services.

Editorial contacts
Brightwave Technologies Lucy Kibet lucy.kibet@brightwave.co.za
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