Gauteng rapid railway plans Wi-Fi service before year-end

Thursday 12 June 2014 | 10:10 CET | News
South Africa's Gautrain, the rapid rail network in Gauteng, says it aims to launch a Wi-Fi service before the end of the year. A spokesperson for the Gautrain Management Agency told BusinessTech that it has been working on a Wi-Fi service for some time, and plans to make an announcement before the end of the year. The spokesperson said that the group is also on track to have mobile phone signals at all subterranean Gautrain stations.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Telkom
Countries: South Africa
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