HCM CITY – HCM City plans to provide wireless internet (WiFi) free of charge for tourists and local residents, the deputy chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Trần Vĩnh Tuyến said on Tuesday.
The city has yet to decide whether to start the service on a pilot basis or to begin installing it city-wide.
Tuyến said a Singaporean company had petitioned to install free WiFi for the city.
Văn Thị Bạch Tuyết, director of the city’s Department of Tourism, said if the city provided free WiFi, it would be good for the tourism sector.
The quality of WiFi must be ensured, particularly the speed, she said.
In Việt Nam, many large cities have provided free WiFi for tourists and local residents.
In 2012, Hội An City in the central province of Quảng Nam became the country’s first city to implement a free WiFi system with 350 wireless base broadcasting stations for the entire city.
Hạ Long, Huế and Đà Nẵng have also provided free WiFi for tourists and local residents. – VNS