Tuesday, July 17th 2007

Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway Gets Outfitted With WiFi

This week is filled with WiFi news which is good i guess for all of us. So after the Uk and France Hong Kong decides to take WiFi a bit further down the road by outfitting its MTR with antennas.
"The service will first be introduced in station concourses and on platforms this summer. Wu Liang-tai, the company’s executive vice-president for emerging technology, said putting it in trains for access on the go was the next step.A third-generation (3G) mobile-phone network allows users to connect to the internet on the move at speeds of 3.6 megabits per second. Wi-fi (wireless fidelity) gives users online access at 54 megabits per second, fast enough to watch videos on the internet. It costs HK$20 a day for unlimited access.
On trains, it would work with receivers at each end of the train picking up a 3.5G signal from transmitters in the tunnel. The Wi-fi network will give users access to the internet through Wi-fi-compatible devices such as laptop computers and mobile phones.

“Wi-fi is much cheaper than 3G for internet access, so we can deliver our content to users when they are on MTR trains,” Dr Wu said on the sidelines of a telecoms conference in Beijing.Source: SCMP
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5 Comments on Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway Gets Outfitted With WiFi

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Why not just combine all these news releases into one Hellas ::laugh::


Now, if you happen upon a US location offering the same, feel free to make a huge post about it :roll:
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#2
HellasVagabond
All 3 news happened into 3 days but didnt get posted at once in media around the world...I cant predict things....
Besides making a News thread and then adding doesnt make sense since most people wouldnt notice.

Things aint better in Greece either...Only Athens has WiFi spots.
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Yeah I kind of figured as much. But they are jumping all around the major cities.
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#4
Baum
20 Bucks isn't that cheap ;) even if it's for a whole day.
In my town in germany there are many private owned lans in certain cafes or beer garden :toast: and they aren't expensive well only if you try to use them durng the cebit or while the expo was here :rolleyes:

and is it not dangerous for all the users? I would be rarelly concerned about security when it comes to public wifi. Even if i won't access my bank account there would be enought space to bother me with damaging my files or my laptop.

nothing for me but still a step in a right direction
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#5
D3aDl0cK
by: Baum
20 Bucks isn't that cheap ;) even if it's for a whole day.
In my town in germany there are many private owned lans in certain cafes or beer garden :toast: and they aren't expensive well only if you try to use them durng the cebit or while the expo was here :rolleyes:

and is it not dangerous for all the users? I would be rarelly concerned about security when it comes to public wifi. Even if i won't access my bank account there would be enought space to bother me with damaging my files or my laptop.

nothing for me but still a step in a right direction
The text says clearly "It costs HK$20 a day for unlimited access."

So thats "20 HK$ on19 Jul = 1,8510€"
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