Free Wi-Fi on public transport in the city of Porto

Porto, the second-largest municipality of Portugal offers the biggest “Wi-Fi-in-motion” network in the world. Around 600 city buses and taxis have been fixed with wireless routers.

The service not only provides passengers with free internet connections but also helps collect data that helps to run the municipality more efficiently.

Free Wi-Fi on public transport in the city of Porto

The tech startup behind this new service is based in Porto and Mountain View, Calif. The project is called the “Internet of Moving Things.”

The system is connected to fiber access points which are distributed across the city.  The system is monitored in real time from a central bureau.

The fiber network was put in place about 10 years ago to allow public health centers to communicate digitally.

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2015/03/02/389250795/free-wi-fi-on-buses-offers-a-link-to-future-of-smart-cities

 

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