Singapore: Free Wifi By 2020 For All Public Transport

Free WiFi for Major Transport Nodes by 2020 following a successful trial of free connections at 33 MRT stations.

Following the trial of free WiFi connectivity at 33 MRT stations, Singapore Land Transport Authority LTA will now expand the free WiFi service progressively to other transport nodes. By 2020, commuters will be able to enjoy free WiFi service at all MRT and LRT station platforms, as well as at 30 bus interchanges and terminals.

Since October 12, commuters are able to already connect to free WiFi at 33 pilot stations. Stations equipped with free WiFi are easily identified by commuters thanks to posters and decals at the stations.

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Mrs Rosina Howe-Teo, Group Director for Innovation and InfoComm Technology (LTA) said: “Enabling the first 33 stations with the free WiFi service is part of our programme to provide wireless coverage on our public transport network. This enhances the commuting experience by providing an ‘always connected’ journey for commuters who need to check their emails or read the news during their commutes. We are very encouraged by the growing usage of the WiFi service at MRT nodes. LTA can also use the data to generate useful insights on crowd behaviour and improve the delivery of our public transport services”. There are some 700,000 logins to the free WiFi service daily, a four-fold increase since the launch of the first three stations in August last year.

(Source: LTA news services)