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Wi-Fi

Google plans to use high altitude balloons to bring Wi-fi to remote Africa

Google is planning to develop high-speed wireless networks in sub-Saharan Africa with the help of high-altitude balloons that can transmit Wi-fi signals across hundreds of square kilometres.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 2:51am

China Mobile hit by bad Wi-fi bet

I was a bit surprised by the latest quarterly results from cellular crybaby China Mobile, which I expected to contain abundant evidence supporting its grievances in an ongoing battle with Internet giant Tencent.

23 Apr 2013 - 10:15am

Letters to the Editor, March 11, 2013

My Wi-fi device at home has become a standard household fixture, but Wi-fi networks outside are still unsatisfactory. Hot spots pop up in shopping malls, coffee shops, restaurants and the MTR. But complicated log-ins with terms and conditions and procedures are frustrating.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am 1 comment

HKBN fires up city Wi-fi hot spot spree

Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) plans to spend HK$200 million to expand its Wi-fi coverage across the city to 15,000 hot spots over the next 18 months.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:27am

Passenger Wi-fi freezes third Shenzhen Metro train in a week

The Shenzhen Metro is facing mounting calls to resolve questions about its wireless control system, after a train came to a halt in between stations for the third time in a week.

9 Nov 2012 - 4:10am

Briefs, November 8, 2012

No to Metro's call to cut subway phone Wi-fi

8 Nov 2012 - 4:02am

Public Wi-fi signal may have caused Shenzhen subway train stoppage

Service on a Shenzhen subway line was halted this week, reportedly because the system had been compromised by a Wi-fi signal operating on the same frequency.

The signal may have caused interference that interrupted services and possibly made the subway system vulnerable to cyberattacks, one expert said.

7 Nov 2012 - 4:09am 1 comment

New Yorkers queue at banks, shops to charge phones, use Wi-fi

There was a post-hurricane run on New York banks, but the panic was to withdraw electricity, not cash. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and thousands of tourists trapped in the great Sandy blackout are desperate to charge cellphones and laptops.

2 Nov 2012 - 5:03am

China Digest, November 1, 2012

BEIJING

Car curb

Beijing is likely to rein in car purchases by requiring people who buy a car to also buy a space to park it, the Beijing Daily reports, citing comments from an official. The measure would help address a parking shortage. It was unclear when the policy would be implemented or if it would affect people who have already bought cars.

1 Nov 2012 - 4:36am

Sky-high Wi-fi club prepares for liftoff

On-board Wi-fi plus a captive audience equals advertising revenue. It's a formula that airlines hope will turn what has always been a cost centre - their in-flight entertainment systems - into a profit generator.

More airlines in Asia plan to install wireless systems on aircraft that will be able to broadcast commercials in addition to entertainment such as music and movies.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:29pm

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