MRT-3 Passengers to Get Free Wi-Fi
Manila, Philippines—Through a partnership with telecom giant Globe, the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3), which traverses the entire length of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), will provide daily commuters with free Wi-Fi connection.
Joel Agustin, Globe senior vice president for program governance, said in a statement released on June 9, “…This partnership is a milestone that is expected to improve the experience of the public riding the MRT, including those in the communities surrounding the MRT stations.”
“With the support of government agencies such as the operators of the MRT-3, we hope to change the experience of our customers in high foot traffic areas and strategic locations such as public transport systems,” Mr. Agustin added.
This partnership between MRT-3 and Globe is expected to benefit about 350,000 daily passengers.
This year, Globe has set aside $750 million whose bulk is being used to boost data capacity and network reach. The company is also expanding the use of 3G, LTE, and Wi-Fi mobile and wireline technologies.