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OCBC Bank rolls out free Wi-Fi on public locations in Singapore

Adrian M. Reodique | July 27, 2016
Users can enjoy free Wi-Fi access in Orchard Road, OCBC Centre, Singapore Sports Hub, and OCBC’s 33 bank branches.


Credit: OCBC Bank

OCBC Bank has launched free Wi-Fi access at multiple public locations in Singapore including in Orchard Road, OCBC Centre, Singapore Sports Hub, and its 33 bank branches.

According to OCBC, they installed over 700 hotspots which are expected to benefit 30,000 users. The move also aims to help meet the rising demand for mobile broadband in line with the government's plan to double the number of Wireless@SG hotspots to 20,000 by 2018.

"[This initiative] supports the government's push for wireless Singapore by providing this service through more than 700 OCBC Free Wi-Fi Zones across town. By availing this free WIFI service to the public, whether you are an OCBC customer or not, we hope to entrench OCBC's leading digital position in everyone's minds," Dennis Tan, Head of Consumer Financial Services Singapore at OCBC Bank.

In the Orchard Road area, the bank has set up five hotspots and extended the Wi-Fi coverage up to a 100-metre radius from each of the five bus stops outside the Royal Thai Embassy, Tangs, Far East Plaza, Royal Plaza at Scotts, and The Heeren.

In addition to that, the bank installed 684 hotspots across the Singapore Sports Hub from the Singapore National Stadium, Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang Wave Mall and OCBC Arena to OCBC Aquatic Centre, Water Sports Centre, Sports Hub Library and Sports Hub Museum.

Lastly, the bank has extended its free Wi-Fi service to its 33 branches in the country including those in highly-populated areas like ION Orchard, Causeway Point, Ang Mo Kio, NEX Shopping Mall Toa Payoh, and Vivo City. Public in the vicinity of OCBC Centre can also enjoy the free Wi-Fi access.

 

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