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South Africa: Gauteng Schools Get Free Wi-Fi
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
Country: South Africa
Created: Aug 16, 2013

Cloudseed, who won the bid to provide connectivity for the network, will provide the core network which will comprise of Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity to all 2 200 provincial public schools

They have been awarded a two year contract

Thereafter, this service will be insourced and provided by the Gauteng Broadband Network.

The tablets will only be delivered to the schools when schools re-open in January 2014.

Short-term insurance will be procured for the tablets to mitigate against unforeseeable losses and damages, while on-going maintenance and support will be provided by the supplier.
This comes after the finance department decided to scrap the Gauteng Online Schools Project in favour of e-learning solutions.
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