As the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) begin to affect the way we do our everyday things, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become the only available answer to panacea to our way of doing business, many internet service providers have taken this opportunity to help the industry grow by offering a diverse package that enhance both the smooth flow and the availability of internet for everyone and everywhere. BizTech Africa found out that one such company is a Botswana based company, One Wireless who wish to provide Free Wi-Fi ‘Blanket to Botswana’ and subsequently the continent.
Speaking to BizTech Africa on the intended blanket project, the CEO of One wireless, Rajit Singh said the reason why they settled for Botswana first and the rest of the continent later was because Botswana was one of the “densest” cell phone populated areas in Africa. “There are almost 2.8 Cell phones per person as of 2020 June. This means that most people in Botswana have 2 Cellphones, of which one is a smartphone and able to connect to a network.”
He alluded to the current cost of data on the Botswana GSM networks as “one of the most expensive globally” while “the hotspots tended to fail when more than 40 users jump on board.” He said his company has therefore mooted the dream to WiFi blanket cities in Africa, so that they could provide free content to the African Nation on subjects like education, health, farming, how -to- videos, and artisan reviews.
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