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IDA to trial SIM-login for selected U.S. visitors using Wireless@SG

Kareyst Lin | Aug. 22, 2016
Singapore and US cities join inaugural City Wi-Fi Roaming Project

Selected U.S. visitors to Singapore can now connect to Wireless@SG via the SIM-login feature - a first for foreign visitors, according to the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

This feature will be made available from today (22 August) to 21 September 2016, as part of a trial conducted by IDA. It is done in partnership with Land Transport Authority (LTA), M1, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) and Singtel.

Once T-Mobile U.S. subscribers perform a one-time setup on their SIM devices, they will be automatically connected to 290 Wireless@SG hotspots at the designated test areas. These areas include Sentosa, as well as major train stations - City Hall, Raffles Place, Dhoby Ghaut, Harbourfront and Chinatown.

Other U.S. visitors can sign up for a free account and connect to all Wireless@SG hotspots by following the steps detailed in www.idea.gov.sg/wireless-sg-guides.

The trial is taking place in conjunction with the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) City Wi-Fi Roaming Project. Singapore visitors will be able to roam automatically and securely between free public Wi-Fi hotspots in San Jose, San Francisco and New York from 22 August to 21 September 2016.

The City Wi-Fi Roaming Project is a supporting activity of World Wi-Fi Day initiative. Both initiatives are backed by the Connected City Advisory Board, which aims to deliver the vision of Connected Cities around the world.

"Wireless@SG as the largest city-wide federated Wi-Fi network will be an important enabler to improve connectivity and livability in Singapore as we move towards a Smart Nation," said Khoong Hock Yun, IDA's Assistant Chief Executive. "The City Wi-Fi Roaming Project allows us to share the Wireless@SG connectivity experience with visitors coming from the U.S."

 

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