In phase 1, the city Wi-Fi network will cover over 50km of HCM City to provide free Wi-Fi to both tourists and locals. The free Wi-Fi accessibility not only creates an impression on local tourism but also forms the foundation for establishing future public initiatives to build an effective backbone for digital or e-government.
“Altai is pleased to work together with ETN Singapore on this remarkable project and I am excited to see the footprint of our smart city Wi-Fi solution continue to expand,” said Dr. Raymond Leung, CEO of Altai Technologies. “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. The combination of smart antennae technologies and an advanced signal processing algorithm allows the Altai Super WiFi Solution to provide larger network coverageand higher user capacity than conventional wireless broadband solutions.”
ETN Singapore, in collaboration with Altai Technologies, will construct and operate the free outdoor Wi-Fi network, which connects to a wide range of smart city applications. Mr. Richard Tang, Group Chairman of ETN Singapore said, “With wireless infrastructure already in place, we can easily extend the Wi-Fi signal from rooftops to street level. 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. Besides, applications like smart lighting, smart parking, wireless surveillance systemsand digital kiosks will help improve city services, making Ho Chi Minh City a better place for living, leisure and business.”
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City foresees that the free Wi-Fi will boost tourism as well as the local economy. The first phase of the service is targeted to be rolled-out by the third quarter of 2016. Located in the southern part of the country, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of over 8 million.
About Altai Technologies
Altai Technologies is a leading provider of carrier-grade WiFi products and technologies with deployments in 100 countries. It is also the leading solution for the vertical industrial markets, covering over 180 terminal ports and airports globally. The Altai Super WiFi Solution includes a complete portfolio of indoor and outdoor products for carriers, WISPs, and enterprises to support a wide range of applications such as mobile data offload, public access, WLAN access, and backhaul.
For more information, please visit www.altaitechnologies.com.
About ETN Singapore
Founded in 2000, ETN Singapore is a leading telecommunications company headquartered in Singapore. Funded by a group of venture capitals and private individuals, ETN Singapore focuses in providing advanced telecom services in South East Asia. The company has subsidiaries, joint ventures and offices in Vietnam and the U.S.
For more information, please visit www.etn.com.sg.
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