IDA announces free Wi-Fi trial

7 Sep 2006

Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) is to test a free wireless internet service later this month to coincide with the annual meeting of the boards of governors of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. The IDA revealed that the month-long Wi-Fi trial will cover parts of downtown Singapore where the meetings will be held. Five nearby shopping centres will also be covered, with users able to surf the internet for free in these areas at speeds of 512kbps. The regulatory body added that it wanted to gain feedback from users ahead of plans to roll out a free nationwide Wi-Fi service, called Wireless@SG, in January 2007.