MWEB WiMAX trial comes to a close

3 Apr 2008

MWEB will be forced to end its WiMAX trial on 29 April as its application for a trial licence extension was turned down by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The company’s WiMAX network in Cape Town and Gauteng and has been serving around 1,000 trial users since early 2007. The network has towers in Cape Town Foreshore, Plumstead and N1 City in Cape Town and Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, Randburg, Sandton, Victory Park and Boksburg in Gauteng. The company still hopes to be able to launch a commercial service in the future.

South Africa, MWEB (South Africa)