01 October, 2009

Wireless@SG gets speed boost

THE speed for the free Wireless@SG service has been doubled to 1 Mbps across all hotspots on the island. The speed upgrade took place seamlessly as of yesterday across all three Wireless@SG operators' networks.

Existing Wireless@SG users do not need to re-register or re-configure their devices or computers.

New Wireless@SG subscribers will also get to enjoy the new speeds, as the free service continues until March 31, 2013.

It means users can "better access media-rich and interactive websites as well as make use of bandwidth-intensive services such as video streaming, video conferencing and multimedia applications," said the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore in a statement.

Wireless@SG will also see other enhancements by next January. For instance, operators will introduce Seamless and Secure Access to enable secure automated logon to the network, a boon to those using Wi-Fi capable mobile phones.

A Wireless@SG Dashboard mobile portal will let users instantly download a host of services such as a hotspot finder.

By the end of the year, Wireless@SG operators will also roll out consumer and enterprise services like location-based services and cashless payments.

Since the launch of the service in 2006, the number of hotspots has gone from 600 to 7,500. There are now 1.3 million Wireless@SG subscribers, exceeding the original target of 250,000. Channel NewsAsia


Log on to www.infocomm123.com.sg to find out more on the Wireless@SG service.

From TODAY, News – Wednesday, 02-Sep-2009

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