Kenyan free wifi whizzes bring major Moja mojo to SA

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Kenyan free wifi whizzes bring major Moja mojo to SA

Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest wifi provider fills the space left as ailing Vast network shuffles off

Toby Shapshak

Even though SA’s biggest wifi service is shutting down, the largest public wifi provider in Africa has launched in the country and will offer free wifi to consumers.

East African internet business BRCK is the biggest public wifi provider in sub-Saharan Africa, operating in 2,700 locations in East Africa,  and has 700,000 active unique visitors a month.

“I’m excited to be back in SA, where the idea for BRCK began, and excited to be bringing equitable internet to SA as we have in Kenya,” BRCK chief executive Erik Hersman said last week at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town...

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