Hong Kong rolls out free Wi-Fi service

Hong Kong will be providing free Wi-Fi service in 2000 hotspots serving 350 government buildings, sports and recreational centers, and three public parks. The local government is working with telecommunications provider, PCCW and equipment provider, Aruba Networks, to offer the service to residents and visitors. The project is called GovWiFi and will take five years to complete. At present, more than thirty government facilities have been unwired; the rest will be finished before the middle of 2009.  Other uses of the network include logistics management, mobile financial and banking services.

For more information about the Hong Kong municipal wireless project, go to GovWiFi.

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  1. It appears this project will not take five years to complete. They are saying it will be completed by mid 2009:

    As at 29 February 2008, there were more than 6,400 public Wi-Fi hotspots in Hong Kong covering over 4,100 locations. From 27 March 2008 to mid-2009, GovWiFi will provide free Wi-Fi service at some 350 government premises in phases. It will put in place about 2,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots in the territory and make Hong Kong a wireless city with nearly 10,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots by 2009.