Number of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Taipei to increase to 9,000

Want China Times
Date: 2015-10-07
CNA and Staff Reporter

The number of Wi-Fi hotspots in Taipei available for free online browsing and

Smartphone users near Taipei 101, Oct. 6. (Photo/CNA)

Smartphone users near Taipei 101, Oct. 6. (Photo/CNA)

downloading will increase by 3,000 to 9,000, the city’s mayor Ko Wen-je said Tuesday while announcing the formation of a new wireless network alliance for Taiwan’s capital.

Through collaborations with nine business operators who between them own a total of 3,000 hotspots, the alliance on the Taipei Free platform — which already has 6,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots — will begin Oct. 10, providing free Wi-Fi services at 9,000 hotspots around the city, Ko said.

As soon as smart phone users download the “Taipei WiFi Alliance” application on their devices, they will be able to roam in the 9,000 free wireless network zones with one single account, officials at the city’s Department of Information Technology said.

The nine businesses that make up the alliance are ATT 4 Fun, Cama, Pacific Sogo, Taipei 101, FamilyMart, Huashan Spot Theater, Miramar Entertainment Park, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store and Shin Kong Cinemas.     [FULL  STORY]

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