03 Dec '11, 11pm

Government in talks to upgrade [email protected] public Wi-Fi system to ease 3G network congestion

Government in talks to upgrade Wireless@SG public Wi-Fi system to ease 3G network congestion

A sticker informing customers that free Wi-Fi access is available at this Starbucks outlet in Tanglin Mall. There are some 7,500 Wi-Fi hot spots across the island, allowing users to connect to the Internet while on the go. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Irene Tham, Technology Correspondent The Government is in talks with various parties to upgrade the country's free public Wi-Fi system and ease mobile network congestion here caused by an unexpected surge in Internet data usage. The move will allow users who experience slow surfing speeds on their third-generation, or 3G, smartphones to switch seamlessly to the nationwide Wi-Fi network, dubbed [email protected], for faster access. In the past, users had to go to a separate login webpage or download an application, and then key in their login credentials to switch to [email protected] Background story HOW THE NEW SYSTEM WORKS Users will ju...

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tankinlian.blogspot.com 04 Dec '11, 1am

The IDA wishes to encourage more people to use the free WiFi service called [email protected], so as to reduce the data load on ...

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I refer to your reply in the Straits times regarding Wireless @SG. My friend (a tech expert) helped me to install the app ...

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