Hong Kong's common Wi-Fi brand goes live

eGov Innovation editors
12 Aug 2014
Daily News

Hong Kong's common Wi-Fi brand, Wi-Fi.HK, was officially launched recently to make it easier for the public and visitors to identify free Wi-Fi hotspots in the territory.

With Wi-Fi.HK, the public and visitors can get connected for free if they can access Wi-Fi hotspots under the identifier named "Wi-Fi.HK" with their smartphones or mobile devices, or at places with the Wi-Fi.HK signage. The Wi-Fi service provided is either completely free or free for at least 30 minutes. No registration is required.

Financial Secretary John Tsang and Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So, officiated the launch.

Participating organizations of the Wi-Fi.HK brand now include Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited, Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited, Hutchison Global Communications Limited, Y5ZONE Limited, Airport Authority Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited.

More than 5,000 hotspots are also now available, including Wi-Fi hotspots under the Government Wi-Fi Program (GovWiFi). Wi-Fi.HK also provides free Wi-Fi service across the city covering Hong Kong International Airport, tourist attractions, public telephone booths, shopping centers, cafés, restaurants, convenience stores, Cyberport, the Science Park and GovWiFi premises.

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