Wi-Fi Now meets in Bangkok

November 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Hospitality, News, Thailand

AARHUS, Denmark, 22 November 2017 Wi-Fi industry leaders are converging in Bangkok for Wi-Fi NOW – the world’s premier Wi-Fi industry conference and expo, 28 to 30 November.

The event will be hosted at Amari Watergate Hotel in downtown Bangkok.

Among the companies speaking at the Bangkok event will be Google, Reliance Jio Infocomm of India, Wi2 of Japan, Thailand’s own CAT Telecom, Qualcomm, Ruckus Wireless, Mojo Networks, Cambium Networks and local Wi-Fi service and solution providers. Read more

Qantas flies super fast Wi-Fi

February 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, PACIFIC

SYDNEY, 16 February 2017: Qantas passengers on Wi-Fi enabled domestic flights will be able to watch their favourite shows, avoid missing out on live sport and listen to almost any song they like, with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming on-board to provide content in 2017.

The new service will switch on its first aircraft in late February. The rest of the airline’s fleet of domestic Boeing 737 and Airbus A330 aircraft will follow from mid-2017 onwards.

The super fast connection speeds – which enable streaming – are made possible through the nbn Sky Muster satellite service and represents a significant upgrade over older satellite technology accessed by most airlines around the world. Read more

Vietnam adds Wi-Fi spots

October 7, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HA GIANG, 7 October 2016: Free Wi-Fi transmitters will be installed in 21 locations in Ha Giang province to offer more convenient internet access for visitors.

Local media reported in Ha Giang City, there will be four free Wi-Fi hotspots, including Square 26/3, the area for restaurants in Quang Trung ward, Ha Giang bus station and the cement courtyard, with a total of 13 sets of transmitters.

The remaining eight transmitters will be installed at: Lung Cu flag tower, the H’mong King palace, Dong Van ancient town, Lung Cam cultural village (Dong Van district); Quan Ba heaven gate (Quan Ba district); Ma Pi Leng peak, and the night market in Meo Vac town (Meo Vac district). Read more

HCMC considers free Wi-Fi

June 7, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 7 June 2016: Ho Chi Minh City authorities are considering a proposal from a Singaporean company to offer free wireless internet access across the city.

Tuoi Tre News quoted the municipal People’s Committee vice chairman, Tran Vinh Tuyen, saying he is working with a Singaporean firm to prepare a detailed report on the proposition.

“Free Wi-Fi accessibility would not only create a positive impression on local tourism, but also form the foundation for establishing an effective digital government, one of the main goals of the municipal administration,” he said. Read more

Germany tackles Wi-Fi stumbling block

May 16, 2016 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News, Technology

BERLIN, 16 May 2016: Try looking for a free Wi-Fi connection in the cafe down the street in Germany and, more likely than not, there isn’t one.

Forget about looking for open connections in parks or at key monuments. They just don’t exist.

In an age when almost everyone carries a smartphone, the absence of such free hotspots can appear to be an aberration in a country that is known for its technological prowess. Read more

Nha Trang: Wi-Fi for festival

July 7, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

KHANH HOA, 7 July 2015: Nha Trang is providing free Wi-Fi service to tourists until the end of July.

The free service is provided by the Khanh Hoa branch of the Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT).

With 28 stations, Wi-Fi is accessible along a 3 km stretch of beach from Nha Trang Airport to the Lao Dong Cultural House.

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Airports need to know passenger priorities

June 23, 2015 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, News

BOSTON, 23 June 2015: Today’s airline passengers have different priorities and airports must understand user needs to deploy resources wisely, according to the latest Strategy Analytics Relative Use Index.

The pressure to offer free Wi-Fi as an amenity to travellers has increased as US domestic airports across the country offer free connectivity, but airports need to be aware of the potential high investment costs in new technology – such as iBeacons – which will demand that airports understand passenger needs better to make informed revenue generating investment decisions.

Chief researcher of the application strategy group, Joshua Martin, commented: “For airports and airlines to decide which technology to invest in they need to understand passenger requirements.”

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Can Tho adds Wi-Fi

February 18, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

CAN THO, 18 February 2015: Can Tho city plans to add more free Wi-Fi services  to offer convenient internet access for visitors.

According to a local media report, Can Tho will install more Wi-Fi spots in  Luu Huu Phuoc Park and other places and streets located in the centre of the city.

The city recently installed a free public Internet Wi-Fi service at the Ninh Kieu quay as part of an image-building exercise and to attract more tourists.

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Wi-Fi on VN flights

January 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Airlines, News, Vietnam

HANOI, 28 January 2015: The national carrier, Vietnam Airlines, plans to offer inflight Wi-Fi for both international and domestic routes this May.

Vietnam Airlines CEO, Pham Ngoc Minh, told local media that passengers on international and domestic flights will be able to access inflight internet this May.

“The high-speed Wi-Fi service will be offered on 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Airbus A350s, before being introduced on a wider scale.” Read more

Marriott back tracks on Wi-FI

January 16, 2015 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, Hospitality, News

BANGKOK, 16 January 2014: Marriott International went into reverse gear, fast, over its ill-advised decision to block personal Wi-Fi devices in its hotels’ meeting and event spaces.

US-based, Travel Pulse, broke the news on Marriott’s initial decision to block guests from using personal Wi-Fi a report that was picked up worldwide by the trade media.

Travel Pulse’s Thursday edition quotes a Marriott statement released Wednesday: “Marriott International listens to its customers, and we will not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of our managed hotels.

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