Fon breaks through a new continent: South African MWEB is our new partner!
It’s a pleasure for Fon to announce our new partnership with MWEB, the leading ISP in South Africa!
After our great success in Europe, Asia and America, our excitement to blanket the world with WiFi has brought us to Africa which truly represents an opportunity to our company: We are very confident of the growth potential in sub-Saharan Africa and see South Africa as a base for expansion into the rest of the continent.
MWEB ADSL customers with a Fon-enabled router will be able to become Fon members for free: if they share their unused WiFi, in exchange, they will get free access to our network of 12,4 million hotspots!
The rest of the Fon community will also get free connectivity: more than 30,000 hotspots are expected across South Africa by the end of 2014! The country is becoming more and more relevant in terms of mobile, with a growing technology adoption and Cisco predicting that mobile traffic will account for 26% of all South African data traffic by 2016.