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PCCW: transforming Hong Kong into a leading wi-fi city

Anuradha Shukla | May 24, 2011
Offers free wi-fi service at 158 public rental housing estates across the territory.

Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider PCCW is extending free wi-fi service to 158 public rental housing estates across the territory.

This strategic move will benefit about two million residents and is part of PCCW's ongoing quest to transform Hong Kong into a leading wi-fi city.

Following this announcement, free wi-fi service will be available at all existing public rental housing estates in Hong Kong between 6 am and 11 pm every day.

Residents can avail these services at the recreation areas of the estates and some shopping centers via wi-fi enabled devices. Looking forward, PCCW will install and operate more wi-fi hotspots at new public rental housing estates.

PCCW has been providing free wi-fi at 45 public rental housing estates since 2008 and notes that the additional hotspots in the housing estates further widen its citywide wi-fi network.

Improving quality of life

PCCW has improved the quality of life of residents in Hong Kong by providing high quality wi-fi coverage with about 9,000 hotspots throughout the city.

This enables speedy, reliable and stable Internet experience at convenience stores, coffee shops, shopping malls, key MTR stations, Airport Express stations and trains, the airport, as well as PCCW phone kiosks.

"As Hong Kong's leading telecom provider and a socially responsible corporate citizen, PCCW is committed to improving the quality of life of Hong Kong people via the provision of innovative products and services," said Tom Chan, PCCW's managing director of consumer group.

"The extension of free wi-fi access at public rental housing estates will help bridge the digital divide in society, while the provision of news programmes of now NEWS Channel to the estates will keep the community updated with the latest news. PCCW will continue to push the territory to the top of the global league table of wi-fi cities."

 

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