Eloque Technophiles

Spreading Connectivity to Make a Difference


A service provider in South Africa uses ePMP to extend broadband to connect a village.

THE UBUHLE-BEMVELO PRIMARY SCHOOL in the city of Mtubatuba, South Africa, was one of the few locations in the city that had limited Internet connectivity. While their one VSAT connection to the school provided a thread of connectivity, the Internet was accessible only through a cellular low-speed network, and families and businesses remained unconnected. Eloque Technophiles, a local company that provides technology solutions, was called in to design a means to connect more locations. To minimize the cost of constructing the network, the first choice was to deploy wireless broadband which would be rapidly installed without requiring the time and cost to trench wires or fiber.