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Hanoi to provide free Wi-Fi in another 14 locations to boost tourism

The newly set up Wi-Fi hotspots will be put into operation by October 10 to mark the 1,010th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi foundation.

Hanoi will provide free Wi-Fi for another 14 tourist and historical sites in the time ahead, following the recent approval by the municipal government, VnExpress reported.

In 2020, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunication (VNPT) will set up more free public Wi-Fi hotspots at tourist attractions in the urban districts, including some areas in the Old Quarter, One Pillar Pagoda, Hoa Lo Prison relic, 48 Hang Ngang street relic, Hanoi Opera House, Vietnam Military History Museum, Vietnamese Women's Museum, the Temple of Literature, Van Phuc Silk Village, among others.

 Many tourist sites in Hanoi will offer free Wi-Fi. Photo: Giang Huy

The newly set up Wi-Fi hotspots will be put into operation by October 10 to mark the 1010th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi foundation.

This is part of the city’s efforts to boost tourism development between 2016 and 2020 period and the years to come, while supporting the construction of e-government and smart city.

It also targets to contribute to speeding up the promotion of the capital's potential, tourist products, services, and tourist attractions; creating a beautiful impression of Hanoi - the city of peace, safety and friendliness in foreigners’ eyes.

Free Wi-Fi in Hanoi will be always available, said a representative of the municipal tourism sector. When connected, users can access high-speed Internet with unlimited capacity and number of logins.

The number of Wi-Fi hotspots has been expanded for the convenience of Hanoi residents and tourists in reading news, looking up information, watching movies, listening to music and performing public services.

On Hanoi Book Street, the Wi-Fi test on September 14 showed a connection that is easy to maneuver reached a speed of approximately 80 megabits per second.

Previously, in 2017, the city started offering free Wi-Fi access around popular destinations such as Hoan Kiem lake, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long historical site, Huong (Perfume) pagoda and Bat Trang Ceramic Craft Village.

Hanoi is not the first city in Vietnam to provide free Wi-Fi. Tourist cities like Hoi An, Hue and Danang in the central region and Hai Phong and Ha Long in the north have gone wireless since 2012.

Besides, many other localities, including famous tourist site of Da Lat (Lam Dong province), Phu Quoc (Kien Giang provinc), have plans to deploy free public Wi-Fi systems. Hanoitimes

Anh Kiet

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