Free WiFi at South African Airports by the end of 2018

October 2018 - Before the end of the year, free WiFi will be available throughout the terminals at all of their nine South African airports says Airports Company South Africa (ACSA).

Mthoko Mncwabe, ACSA Chief Information Officer, announced this on Tuesday, 18th September when speaking at the Department of Tourism's Public Lecture at the Walter Sisulu University Mthatha Campus in the Eastern Cape.

To enhance the passenger experience at each of the company's airports, ACSA is launching a free WiFi service for passengers in the boarding areas of its nine airports.

ACSA Free Wifi

How will the free Wi-Fi work?

Once users have connected to the network and completed the registration and verification process, they will enjoy:

  • • 1GB/4 hours of free Wi-Fi at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport, or
  • • 500MB/4 hours of free Wi-Fi at Bram Fischer International Airport; East London Airport; George Airport; Kimberley Airport; Port Elizabeth International Airport and Upington International Airport.

When the 4 hours have lapsed, or the data limit is reached, users will be invited to top-up the facility on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Connecting to the network

  • • To get online at the ACSA Wi-Fi Hotspots, connect to "# AIRPORTS FREE Wi-Fi" Network and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • • Open your web browser and navigate to any website.

  • • Your browser will be redirected to the "# AIRPORTS FREE" login page. Once the page has loaded, choose complimentary access. You are required to register and provide an email address for the verification processes.

  • • Once the registration has been completed, you are free to browse the internet.

  • • If the time elapsed or data limit is reached, purchased access can be found at "# AIRPORTS PREMIUM Wi-Fi".

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