Paris goes wireless

12 May 2003

A pilot project to launch the world’s first wireless internet connected city has been announced in Paris. Cooperation between the Paris Metro and companies Cap, Gemini, Ernest and Young [Paris:CAPP.PA], and Cisco Systems [NasdaqNM:CSCO] has resulted in twelve WiFi antennas, offering high-speed internet access, being erected at Metro stations. Plans are to eventually have two or three antennae outside every station, using the subway’s existing fibre-optic network to create internet connectivity throughout the capital.