Singapore surpasses target with 21,000 free public Wi-Fi hot spots

Most Wireless@SG hot spots are in public areas with high footfall including MRT stations, hawker centres, community centres, libraries and government buildings.
Most Wireless@SG hot spots are in public areas with high footfall including MRT stations, hawker centres, community centres, libraries and government buildings. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Minimum surfing speed 5Mbps and average speed of over 30Mbps depending on user density, says IMDA

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore surpasses target with 21,000 free public Wi-Fi hot spots'. Print Edition | Subscribe