Orange, in partnership with Cape Town, South Africa, will soon be launching the Orange WiFi service in Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain. The project’s main aim is to bridge the digital divide in South Africa and Africa, and providing Internet access to populations that have been largely disconnected.
According to Sebasitien Crozier, CEO of Orange Horizons the project will be deployed in two phases. The first phase of the project will offer free WiFi to anyone making use of a WiFi enabled device, in this phase users will get free bundle per day. It the second phase in the second phase of the project we will offer some paying offers along with free WiFi.
“Orange is both excited and proud to be working with the City of Cape Town on this project. It is very important to us, as our brand is well known for having a strong CSR component, and these types of projects are very much in line with our vision of a world where internet access is available to all,” said Crozier.
Crozier also said that Orange is looking for new opportunities to extend its public WiFi offerings in South Africa; and that the project is part of a larger plan for the telecommunications services provider.
“This project is a major step in introducing Orange as an ISP in South Africa, and will be key in finalizing the offers that will be launched nationwide in the months to come.”