Bus on information highway

Bus on information highway

Passengers on Shanghai’s number 49 bus will soon notice a pleasant change in the service. That’s because its operator Shanghai Bashi Group has signed an agreement with China Mobile to offer free Wi-Fi to passengers. The plan is to later extend the offering to all 500 of the company’s bus routes in the city. With a bandwidth per vehicle of around 1 megabyte, about 25 passengers should be able to browse the internet at the same time, reports the Shanghai Daily.

Meanwhile the number 926 bus is set to trial a 4G signal for China Mobile, which passangers will again be able to access through Wi-Fi.

“Users will have faster access to the internet on buses with the introduction of 4G,” promises Han Yi, general manager of the customer department at Bashi’s Shanghai branch.

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