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VAST Networks partners with WirelessG on WiFi



Johannesburg, South Africa, 9 June 2016 – VAST Networks, Africa’s first open-access Wi-Fi Network, announces WirelessG as its latest partner to provide World-Class Wi-fi in South Africa.

On finalising the partnership Grant Marais, CEO of VAST Networks said “with the launch of WirelessG, it validates that VAST’s open access principles benefit both the ISP providing the service but importantly their customer benefit from the scale of our footprint across the country.”

Speaking on the deal Jan van der Nest, Managing Executive of WirelessG said: “VAST Networks is busy changing the Wi-Fi hotspot landscape in South Africa and WirelessG is extremely excited to be a part of this venture. We are pleased to announce that all our G-Connect Wi-Fi customers will be able to use their Wi-Fi bundles on the almost 2,000 VAST hotspot locations from this point forward”.

Marais adds: “WirelessG is one of the oldest players in Wi-Fi in South Africa and we are pleased they see the value of using our open access network to grow their own business and brand”.

“As Vodacom’s Consumer Wi-Fi partner, this solution by WirelessG will soon be activated for Vodacom customers that use Vodacom’s consumer Wi-Fi products, allowing super-fast and reliable Wi-Fi at all VAST hotspot locations” said van der Nest.

Logging on a cinch
“We know how frustrating the login and authentication process is when you visit a Wi-Fi hotspot. Together with VAST Networks, we have reduced the number of clicks a G-Connect customer goes through to authenticate and access the Internet” said van der Nest.

“The relationship underlines VAST Networks commitment to providing users with the best Wi-Fi experience in the country. A common ubiquitous platform means more choice for consumers wherever they may be.” said Marais.


About VAST Networks
VAST Networks is the first open-access network provider in Africa, delivering quality high-speed and secure Wi-Fi coverage. VAST Networks manages, deploys and constantly develops the largest Wi-Fi network in premium locations across South Africa to ensure that people can enjoy Internet connectivity at a much cheaper rate than through other forms of connectivity. This platform enables users to experience high-throughput, seamless, cost-effective Wi-Fi for a truly on-the-go experience in public spaces.  One of VAST Networks’ key aim is to strengthen the social fabric of South Africa by democratising internet connectivity in support of GDP growth and the attainment of citizen-level economic emancipation through information and technology. Wi-Fi is the ideal and cheapest platform to deliver educational content through public venues and to connect schools.

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