More than 20,000 Wireless@SG hot spots currently in Singapore: IMDA

Most Wireless@SG hot spots are in public areas with high footfall including MRT stations, hawker centres, community centres, libraries and government buildings. With an average speed of over 30Mbps, Wireless@SG connection is faster than 4G speeds, wh
Most Wireless@SG hot spots are in public areas with high footfall including MRT stations, hawker centres, community centres, libraries and government buildings. With an average speed of over 30Mbps, Wireless@SG connection is faster than 4G speeds, which range from 16.7Mbps to 18.6Mbps.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - There are now more than 20,000 free public Wi-Fi hot spots in Singapore under the Wireless@SG programme, surpassing the target the Government set for itself two years ago, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) told The Straits Times.

Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information and Transport Janil Puthucheary had said during the Committee of Supply debate in 2016 that the number of Wireless@SG hot spots would reach 20,000 by 2018. There were 10,000 such hot spots then.

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