15 Jun '11, 4am

Seoul announces plans to provide free wifi in all public areas in the city by 2015

Seoul announces plans to provide free wifi in all public areas in the city by 2015

The South Korean city of Seoul says it will offer free wifi in outdoor spaces to give residents and visitors Internet access on every street corner. -- ST FILE PHOTO SEOUL - THE South Korean metropolis of Seoul said on Wednesday it would offer free wifi in outdoor spaces in a US$44 million (S$54.2 million) project to give residents and visitors Internet access on every street corner. Seoul will make its network available in 10,430 parks, streets and other public places by 2015, the city government said in a statement. Demand for wifi is booming amid the rapid spread of smartphones and tablet computers but outdoor coverage in the South Korean capital has so far been limited. 'Wifi service is unavailable at 83 per cent of outdoor areas in Seoul... but it soon will be available at every street corner of the city,' the city government said. Three local wireless operators will ...

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