Budget 2013: Free island-wide Wi-Fi access via Wireless@SG to double speeds
Surfing on Internet highways using the free island-wide public Wi-Fi network will be revved up from next month as Wireless@SG access speeds are set to double.
Access speeds will jump from 1Mbps to a maximum 2Mbps, allowing its subscribers to better stream online videos or make Internet calls on their devices, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) revealed on Friday.
"IDA will enhance our national wireless infrastructure by expanding the capacity and speed of Wireless@SG," Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said on Friday during the debate on the Budget of the Ministry of Communications and Information.
In the deployment of the next phase of Wireless@SG programme from Apr 2013 to March 2017, mobile operator Starhub and international WiFi provider Y5ZONE will join SingTel and M1 in providing the free wireless Internet service - bringing the total number of operators from three to four.