WI-FI for the City of Durban
EThekwini Municipality has reached an exciting turning point in the installation of free public Wi-Fi at various public spaces within the CBD.
Tax and Bus commuters, and those working around Warwick Junction area are soon going to be connecting to free Wi-Fi courtesy of the City. Head of the Information Management Unit Robert Dlamini, Said on the EThekwini Municipality’s official website,
‘‘The project is in line wih the City’s Smart City Initiative which has already enabled its residents to connect at public facilities and all Municipal libraries,’’ he said.
A testing phase is set to begin in the Warwick area with the project expected to be launched formally and users will be expected to take a short survey before connecting and activation stations will be used to assist the public to connect as well as to make them aware of the service.
A small team of graduates will also undertake additional survey in the area, to help the users discover the experience associated with the service.The testing phase will assist in giving feedback to improve the service that is being provided.
‘‘Having Wi-Fi in the city promotes Durban as a forward thinking and technologically advanced smart city,’’ Dlamini added.
Programme Manager of Urban Renewal, Soobs Moonsammy, said ‘‘The free Wi-Fi will support the needs of the formal and informal traders in the city and be beneficial to the huge student population in close proximity by giving them access to the internet and information that could possitively impact their lives,” said Moonsammy.