Free Wi-Fi points across the city of Kyoto, Japan have been significantly increased in order to provide convenient internet access for locals, business travellers and especially tourists. Free Wi-Fi is now available at 385 locations, including 297 bus stops and 78 “Seven Eleven” convenience stores.
NSB, the major passenger rail company in Norway, has introduced wireless internet on 114 of its trains with at least 27 more to follow. The development is a boon in a country where numerous tunnels, mountains and limited mobile phone reception makes broadband connectivity a challenge.
The UK is leading Europe in the race to get broadband wireless services onto trains, according to a new report from the consulting firm BWCS.