By 19 November 2014 | Categories: Press Release



Brightwave, a new age metro telecoms and broadband player  is set to launch a first of its kind high speed broadband fibre/wifi network and services that will deliver high quality but affordable broadband services in Soweto.

Brightwave has deployed over 200 Access Points and is set to expand this to 600 in the coming months.  In a rare partnership that leverages investments in an extensive Fibre Network in the City of Johannesburg and some of the leading global vendors of Telecoms equipment and services, the network will deliver the most affordable broadband services witnessed in South Africa to date.   In addition, to advancing digital inclusion, for a limited period, all users within coverage will have the opportunity to access the service “free wifi” for up to 1 hour daily at no charge whatsoever.

Brightwave is a new player that is answering the question of “availability of truly broadband access, but more importantly affordability for the masses “in such a way that broadband access truly becomes a utility service especially within the Metro / City environments. 

The organisation, a 100% empowered company, aims to bridge the broadband gap in Soweto, the oldest township in the country from the current penetration of under 10% household access to upwards of 50% penetration. The services cover and will address environments such as in schools, shopping malls, community centres, residential and recreational areas  as well as small businesses that dominate the Soweto area driving digital inclusion, deployment of smart city applications, eLearning as well as entrepreneurship. 

Brightwave has over 150 hotspots currently that includes coverage in the areas such as Orlando East, Orlando West, Dobsonville, Dube, Klipspruit, Diepkloof, Pimville, Molapo, Meadowlands, Dlamini, White City, Killarney, Rockville, Senaoane and growing. Consumers within these neighbourhoods can now access broadband for at launch offer bundles for as low as R19 for 1GB of capacity, R49 for 5GB and R99 for 15GB over the Brightwave network with true broadband speeds of 2Mbps and above.

Bright wave has also entered into a partnership with the leading high education institution in Soweto and launched a product that delivers up to 20GB of access to students for a R99/month but also allows a first of its kind value proposition in which students have free access to education content on the Brightwave Network while they are off campus premises ensuring continued education off campus for free through Brightwave Network. 

To access the service, Brightwave has developed and continues to grow a comprehensive dealer partnership network in each of the areas under coverage where consumers can purchase trial bundles to experience the service.

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