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Free Pretoria Wi-Fi gets speed bump


The City of Tshwane, working with non-profit Project Isizwe, has increased the maximum speeds on its free Wi-Fi network to 15Mbit/s, the parties said on Wednesday.

To date, the average speed for users has been 7Mbit/s, they said.

“The network has grown to 633 sites over the past 18 months, resulting in economies of scale that can be passed to citizens in the form of faster Wi-Fi speeds without any additional cost to the city,” Project Isizwe said in a statement.

The free Wi-Fi service has seen 720 000 unique users going online since it was launched in November 2013. More than 22m sessions have been logged so far. In 2015, average monthly unique users have been 165 000.

The city has prioritised high-density areas such as educational institutions, healthcare facilities and service delivery points.
A daily cap of 250MB remains unchanged, with an average of only 7% of users reaching that limit.

The user profile is 48% female and 80% of users are under 35 years of age. More than 80% of connections are via mobile phones (11% computers and 8% tablets).  – © 2015 NewsCentral Media

  • Don

    So you’ll burn through your daily cap in a little over 2 minutes at full speed 😉

  • Ofentse Letsholo

    Only data cap now needs to be increased to 2GB a day at least.

  • Eric Martinsich

    forward we go into the digital era. cool

  • Tebogo Lucas

    Bra, Only 7% of users are using the entire 250mb, there is no need to increase the cap at the moment since it’s aim is for research and browsing and not downloading of large files, get your own additional connection if you need more. we can not expect government to give us everything