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Beijing to offer free Wi-Fi in six areas

By Wu Di (Beijing Daily)

16:31, December 14, 2011

Edited and translated by Han Shasha, People's Daily Online

Beijing will provide high-speed Wi-Fi services for residents and visitors here in six places in the next three years.

China's three telecom giants — China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom — will provide 2Mbps public wideband services at Xidan, Wangfujing, the Olympic Center, Yansha (including areas in Sanlitun and Chaoyang Park), Zhonguancun and the Financial Street.

Three major train stations — The Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station and Beijing South Railway Station — are expected to provide Wi-Fi services soon.

People in the six places will get access to free high-speed Wi-Fi services through mobile phones by searching for the wireless network named "My Beijing," users can log in with their mobile phone numbers and then a password will be sent to them via a short message.

The municipal government will invest heavily in large WLAN construction projects and targets a coverage rate of more than 60 percent over the next five years, according to Beijing's current five-year plan on urban informatization and information infrastructure projects.

Wireless services in those public spaces will be paid by the municipal government.

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