Shanghai will always be a step ahead of the capital, Beijing, when it comes to some things. Like freeways — Shanghai got the Huning Freeway first (back in 1988!). And now, wifi freeways.
Jiading Wireless City will be reality no later than May 2008. Mesh Wi-Fi and WiMAX technology will make this part of Shanghai just that bit more wireless. And the good thing is — this is free. Want to get online now in Jiading? Head for the government buildings or Bole Square.
Beijing and Tianjin are next; over 1,500 wifi cities will be reality by around 2010.
Ah… the feeling of being productive in the dead middle of nowhere! But there is hope yet. Latest news has it that next to go wireless are the Nanjing Lu and Huangpu areas.
Photo from Slow Boat to China. Cross-posted on techblog86.