Free Wi-Fi projects launched in Western Cape

MartyMarts

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Until somebuddy figures out how to bypass the shaping/throttling/whatever and starts torrenting. Then that somebuddy shows all their friends how to do it.

..or not and this is a great success and everyone can tweet and update their facebook statuses. Yay!
 

Sodan

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Delft is one of four areas which have been chosen for the pilot project. Atlantis, Robertson and the Garden Route are the other locations.

*sigh* Think, before you ink.
 

entrepr

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A great concept but I can't see it working until the commercial ISP and Wifi providers are brought on board to manage the QoS, uptime and shaping.
 

Bern

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Nice guys, shoot down a project based on your assumption that no QoS/shaping type rules would be implemented. Do you really think they are just going to stick a few Mikrotiks on poles and pray for the best? Really?

Knowing they have actually been speaking to wireless specialists to manage the network I would suspect the tender went out and was awarded to a company that is at least semi-competent. For those of you who are not aware this ties in to the CoCT fibre project and I understand they will also use DFA fibre for backhaul to main nodes.

There is actually a pricelist on the CoCT website for their various fibre and wireless offerings and if memory servers me correctly the schools can get a 20Mbps business grade link for something like R8k per month. That is synchronous and has a full service component with SLAs AFAIK. I suspect there are also subsidies linked to this as well, so I doubt public schools would even pay that amount if anything, probably just the private schools if they wanted to use this service.

I know http://sent.org.za/ submitted to the RFP, but as I said I am not sure if and to whom it was awarded.

The idea is to use schools and municipal points as nodes for further breakout, eg free wifi hotspots - MANAGED free wifi hotspots.
 
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