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.