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Altai, ETN Singapore provide free Wi-Fi in Vietnam

Anuradha Shukla | June 24, 2016
Ho Chi Minh City connects with Altai Super WiFi solution.

ETN Singapore is using the Altai Super WiFi Solution to provide free public Wi-Fi for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of over 8 million. This service will make life easier for local tourists, and helps form an effective backbone for digital or e-government.

According to Altai, more than 50 regions are using its city Wi-Fi solution, which is working as a Wi-Fi enabler for many smart city applications.

"Leveraging our global reach in smart city Wi-Fi projects such as in China , the U.S., Nepal , South Africa & in other countries, we enable network operators to quickly provide wireless connectivity regardless of network scale," said Dr. Raymond Leung , CEO of Altai Technologies.

Higher user capacity

The Altai Super WiFi Solution provides larger network coverage and higher user capacity than conventional wireless broadband solutions.

This is made possible due to a combination of smart antennae technologies and an advanced signal processing algorithm.

Phase 1 of the deployment covers more than 50km of HCM City to provide free Wi-Fi to both tourists and locals.

This phase of the service is expected to be rolled-out by the third quarter of 2016.

"With wireless infrastructure already in place, we can easily extend the Wi-Fi signal from rooftops to street level," said Richard Tang, group chairman of ETN Singapore. "Owing to the ease of installation of Altai Super WiFi products, the main streets in Ho Chi Minh City's district 1 will be blanketed by a wireless network in weeks instead of months."


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