AdNotes CEO Nathi Mbele Shares How His Start-Up Is Connecting Disadvantaged Communities To The Internet. Internet connectivity is very important in today’s ace as most of the information and ways of communication are on the internet. Therefore being able to connect to the internet gives users a opportunity to learn and share information. In an interview with Multichoice Group, CEO of AdNotes Nathi Mbele shared how his startup is connecting disadvantaged communities to the internet.
He said, “AdNotes is licensed by ICASA to provide internet services using TV white spaces. White Spaces are broadcast frequencies Television stations don’t use, they ca n produce better long range frequencies at a lower cost. Our work assists communities like Gamalakhe, a township on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, 15 Wi-Fi Hotspot have been erected here which means that school children no longer have to walk long distances to complete projects at internet cafes paying R20 an hour, it is now accessible for R5 for the entire day, unlimited and uncapped. Our goal is to provide 6 million households with affordable internet access.”
Internet access is something that has always been restricted to other people, this is because of how expensive mobile data and Wi-Fi is in South Africa. With the world increasingly becoming dependent on the internet, it is important that people should have access to the internet so that they can utilise it to their advantage. AdNotes seeks to make sure that it plays its part on helping disadvantaged communities gain access to the internet.
The company’s growing footprint and channel partnerships have allowed it to bring peace of mind to a large variety of enterprises and their management teams in that all its projects are executed to meet their objectives. AdNotes seeks to impact a lot of people’s lives through providing internet access.