University of the Western Cape South Africa |

Cape Town

Keywords related to the available technology.
Community owned Solar powered Nodes Access to Wifi Low-cost

Connecting Communities Zenzeleni is a solar-powered, community-owned Wifi telecommunications network solution providing affordable communications to remote rural areas. Through the use of wireless mesh networking, users are able to make free internal voice over IP calls, while the cost of breakout mobile calls and data is greatly reduced. The network consists of scattered nodes powered through easy-to-install, modular solar systems. Communities can charge mobile devices and provide lighting from these nodes.

What is the technology owner looking for? E.g. collaboration, investment, sales, etc.
Investment Partnership Pilot
The industry(s) relevant to the technology. Which industries can benefit from this technology?
Other community, social and personal service activities Post and telecommunications
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Technology readiness level 8
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