12–14 Mar 2024
Lord Charles Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Connecting township neighbourhoods

Not scheduled
+27.218797000 (Lord Charles Hotel)


Lord Charles Hotel

Corner Main Road (M9) & Broadway Boulevard, R44, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130
Technical Plenary


Mr Tim Genders (Project Isizwe)


90% of the homes in South Africa do not have WiFi and consequently pay up to 50 time more for data than those who have WiFi
• Africans use as much mobile data as Europeans but 5% of the fixed broadband data because the fixed broadband infrastructure is not there.
• When considering internet revenue potential per hectare rather than per home, 8 million households are economically viable for a fixed broadband connection in South Africa.
• Billing models need to address the African informal sachet economy. Daily per device pay as you go billing.
• Project Isizwe has developed a model whereby schools are funding by community WiFi at R5 per day per device.
• South Africa has the lowest internet access price at data centres in Africa
• Low earth orbit satellites will have a major impact on fixed broadband to Africa as long as the allow aggregation.

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Mr Tim Genders (Project Isizwe)

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