Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Mexico City to be one, giant Wi-Fi hotspot by 2008: mayor

All of Mexico City will be one free, wireless Internet hotspot by 2008, Mayor Marcelo Ebrard announced Monday.
The project "will accelerate the technological development of the city," Ebrard said after signing a contract with the Chinese telecoms and networking giant ZTE.

The project began as a hook-up for security cameras around the Mexican capital, he said.

"Why connect 4,000 cameras with fiber (optic cable) if everyone has wireless?" he said.

"If we are going to deploy 4,000 (security) cameras, I want them to be Wi-Fi," Ebrard said.

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