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Altai Technologies and ETN Singapore Turn Ho Chi Minh City into Smart City with Free Wi-Fi

2016-06-15 08:00
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HONG KONG, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Altai Technologies, a leading provider of carrier-grade Wi-Fi products and technologies, today announced that ETN Singapore, a leading telecom solution provider with the collaboration of HCM City People's Committee, has selected the Altai Super WiFi Solution to provide free public Wi-Fi for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Altai Technologies, since its inception in 2006, has been realizing the (smart) city Wi-Fi concept. Altai's patented technologies, including the smart antennae, are well positioned to provide the largest outdoor coverage in and around the world. This is highly important for a city Wi-Fi initiative to provide a robust and high quality Wi-Fi services to any and all mobile users. Altai's city Wi-Fi solution has been deployed in over 50 regions and has been endorsed as a Wi-Fi enabler for many smart city applications that also include smart metering and surveillance.

In phase 1, the city Wi-Fi network will cover over 50km of HCM City to provide free Wi-Fi to both tourists and locals. The free Wi-Fi accessibility not only creates an impression on local tourism but also forms the foundation for establishing future public initiatives to build an effective backbone for digital or e-government.

"Altai is pleased to work together with ETN Singapore on this remarkable project and I am excited to see the footprint of our smart city Wi-Fi solution continue to expand," said Dr. Raymond Leung, CEO of Altai Technologies. "Leveraging our global reach in smart city Wi-Fi projects such as in China, the U.S., Nepal, South Africa & in other countries, we enable network operators to quickly provide wireless connectivity regardless of
network scale. The combination of smart antennae technologies and an advanced signal processing algorithm allows the Altai Super WiFi Solution to provide larger network coverage and higher user capacity
than conventional wireless broadband solutions."

ETN Singapore, in collaboration with Altai Technologies, will construct and operate the free outdoor Wi-Fi network, which connects to a wide range of smart city applications. Mr. Richard Tang, Group Chairman of ETN Singapore said, "With wireless infrastructure already in place, we can easily extend the Wi-Fi signal from rooftops to street level. Owing to the ease of installation of Altai Super WiFi products, the main streets in Ho Chi Minh City's district 1 will be blanketed by a wireless network in weeks instead of months. Besides, applications like smart lighting, smart parking, wireless surveillance systems and digital kiosks will help improve city services, making Ho Chi Minh City a better place for living, leisure and business." 

The People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City foresees that the free Wi-Fi will boost tourism as well as the local economy. The first phase of the service is targeted to be rolled-out by the third quarter of 2016. Located in the southern part of the country, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of over 8 million.

About Altai Technologies

Altai Technologies is a leading provider of carrier-grade WiFi products and technologies with deployments in 100 countries. It is also the leading solution for the vertical industrial markets, covering over 180 terminal ports and airports globally. The Altai Super WiFi Solution includes a complete portfolio of indoor and outdoor products for carriers, WISPs, and enterprises to support a wide range of applications such as mobile data offload, public access, WLAN access, and backhaul.

For more information, please visit www.altaitechnologies.com.

About ETN Singapore

Founded in 2000, ETN Singapore is a leading telecommunications company headquartered in Singapore.  Funded by a group of venture capitals and private individuals, ETN Singapore focuses in providing advanced telecom services in South East Asia. The company has subsidiaries, joint ventures and offices in Vietnam and the U.S.

For more information, please visit www.etn.com.sg.

CONTACT:
Annie Loi
Email: mktg@altaitechnologies.com 
Tel: +852 3758 6000


Source: Altai Technologies Limited

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