Protea Stellenbosch upgrades bandwidth


Protea Hotel Stellenbosch has gone live with a high-speed fibre optic line that offers conference delegates and guests super-fast connectivity. The hotel is now on a 1:1 20 mbps line.

According to’s ninth annual Hotel Wi-Fi Report (2013), some 63% of hotels around the world now offer Wi-Fi to guests, but a far smaller percentage offers free Wi-Fi, something which is standard in Protea’s African hotels. Guests receive up to 500MB free per room per day.

Protea Hotels Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue, Danny Bryer, says the new fibre optic system is particularly exciting from a group, conference and MICE point of view.

”The potential for uninterrupted high definition video calls that don’t freeze or lag comes with this sort of system, as well as the facility for corporate guests to connect to their networks via VPNs that work properly and fast.”