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Alan Knott-Craig, the CEO of Project Isizwe, a company that provides free internet to low-income communities in South Africa, has launched HeroTel, a new Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP).

According to Techcentral, the new company aims to provide wireless broadband to homes and businesses in South Africa.

“HeroTel plans to consolidate the Wisp industry in order to provide a single national wireless broadband provider,” said Alan, “South Africans need fast, reliable and affordable broadband and are increasingly looking for an alternative to ADSL.”

Alan, according to the report, believes that merging all the fragmented WISPs in South Africa, under one umbrella, will enable them capitalise on the economies of scale, thereby able to provide “fast, reliable and affordable broadband”.

HeroTel has not officially opened to customers, but may do so by April 1, 2016, according to Techcentral. It will continue work on integrating existing WISPs under a unified network and brand till then.

Image: Techcentral

Olumuyiwa Coker | Author

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