MultiChoice Group and Dimension Data decided to liquidate Vast Networks, South Africa’s largest public Wi-Fi hotspot provider, after several attempts to sell the business fell through.
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The company that runs Africa’s largest public Wi-Fi network is being liquidated after the unprofitable business failed to secure new investors.
Dimension Data and MultiChoice Group-owned Vast Networks and mobile operator Vodacom are advancing a pilot project to test offloading of the latter’s traffic onto the former’s Wi-Fi network infrastructure.
Naspers and Dimension Data are in talks to sell their joint venture in the country to fibre-optic infrastructure company Link Africa, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Vast Networks’ Grant Marais is profiled in TechCentral’s regular Meet the CEO feature.
Showmax and Vast Networks, the open-access Wi-Fi provider owned by Dimension Data and Naspers, have reached an agreement to provide zero-rated access to the streaming content provider’s shows and movies for
The Competition Commission has recommended the approval of Internet Solutions’ (IS’s) acquisition of Internet service provider MWeb. IS said in December 2016 that it would get into the retail ISP game with its
Wi-Fi access provider AlwaysOn intends targeting consumers in lower living standards measures (LSMs) to greatly ramp up the number of people using its services, in the process luring them away from the “more expensive” data plans
Mall of Africa, the vast new shopping centre that has been opened in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, has been given wall-to-wall Wi-Fi connectivity from open-access Wi-Fi provider Vast Networks. The company said the Mall of Africa deployment
Open-access networks. Giving a little, to get a lot – in the long run. Various models are already used, at least in principle, in the recent South African home fibre roll-outs. Now how about open-access wireless networks? Why don’t we share more for the greater good (and better