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Feb 17, 2020

Free WiFi to stay in Cape Town, despite Google Station exit

Search engine giant Google pulls the plug on its global free public WiFi initiative, planning to wind down operations through 2020.

Oct 21, 2019

VAST falls to challenges of monetising public WiFi

Africa’s “first open access WiFi network” readies to close its doors, as the company’s business model comes into question.

Mar 14, 2019

VAST Networks Collaborates with Benu Networks to Launch Africa's First Carrier-Grade Mobile Offload Network Based on Hotspot 2.0

Benu Networks, a leading provider of innovative virtual network solutions that enable service providers to rapidly create and deliver next generation IP services, today announced that VAST Networks, Africa's first open access network provider, has selected their Virtual Service Edge (VSE) platform to deploy the only carrier-grade mobile offload network on the African continent to deliver affordable connectivity, save on costly spectrum, and improve the customer experience.

Aug 22, 2017

Tshwane in search of new WiFi supplier

The city intends to expand the quality and reach of its free WiFi, but is looking to do so without the services of its current supplier, Project Isizwe.

Jun 19, 2017

Free Internet on World WiFi Day

South Africans will be able to access 1GB of free WiFi at any of the VAST Networks hotspots tomorrow.

Apr 28, 2017

VAST Networks to connect 1.5m township residents

The open access WiFi provider plans to give 1.5 million Gauteng township residents affordable WiFi access over the next two years.

Mar 23, 2017

VAST Networks, Cape join forces

VAST Networks selects Cape to monitor and improve its WiFi performance.

Nov 7, 2016

Boosting WiFi in the hospitality industry

MyAirangel and VAST Networks have partnered to provide interface and marketing WiFi tools to boutique hotels and B&Bs across SA.

Aug 16, 2016

VAST Networks partners with AT&T

The US telco's customers will be able to connect and use VAST Networks' WiFi hotspots at any of its 2?000 locations in SA.

Aug 4, 2016

Gauteng dominates public WiFi hotspots

South Africa has around 2?100 public hotspots, of which nearly 80% are in Gauteng, says BMI-TechKnowledge.

Jun 22, 2016

WiFi comes to Gauteng townships

VAST Networks will roll-out WiFi access points in two of the province's major townships.

Jun 14, 2016

Free WiFi for MyCiTi commuters

VAST Networks will deploy and operate WiFi services for MyCiTi buses in Cape Town.

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