The first steps have been taken by the City of Cape Town to provide free WiFi for passengers travelling on MyCiTi buses.

It was announced yesterday that a suitable service provider was being identified and that the tender process for this should be completed in the latter part of the year. From as early as 2016, passengers will be able to save their precious data and make use of the 50MB daily limit while travelling on the buses. It’s not much, but it’s a start.

The chosen service provider, a tantalizing prospect for local telecommunications companies, will be initiially rolling out a six-month trail, along a designated route, before more follow suit.

I think that offering free WiFi on public transport is a great step forward for us and expect this to be the catalyst of additional free WiFi areas becoming readily available in the city.

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