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TIA funds the development of affordable internet solution for townships

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation, is funding a Gauteng-based start-up that is developing an alternative antenna- based high-speed fixed internet solution for low-income communities.

FibrePoynt (Pty) Ltd is developing this internet/wireless communication system that can be an alternative or supplementary to fibre to the home (FTTH) underground or overhead cable technology.

The technology not only puts South Africa on the map but responds to the socio-economic challenges and the country’s strategic broadband imperatives; to make internet accessible to everyone irrespective of their socio-economic status and geographic location. Low to middle income peri-urban and township households can now connect to the internet which was not possible with current technologies.


FibrePoynt Press Release 5 May 2021 Final