Thursday, September 21, 2017

Redlink to expand free Wi-Fi services

Redlink will expand free Wi-Fi in parts of Yangon and Mandalay, starting with Yangon’s University of Medicine 1 in July, says U Myo Myint Nyunt, the company’s assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

The service will later be extended to the University of Mandalay, Mandalay Airport, the University of Yangon and Yangon Railway Station, he said.

Last December, Redlink provided free Wi-Fi to Shwe Dagon Pagoda and Yangon International Airport, and earlier this year to Yangon University of Foreign Languages and restaurants and places of entertainment around Kandawgyi.

U Myo Myint Nyunt said, “We want people to use the internet widely. Users can access world and local news. We would like to see usage increase.” He added that internet speed could decrease if the number of users increases. “We are trying to raise the speed above 256 kbps.” Between 500 and 1000 people can use free internet , at speeds ranging from 256kbps to 512kbps. Redlink has also invited shopping malls to contact it in order to provide the service to shoppers.

Redlink, which has operated in Yangon and Mandalay since 2008, is to expand its service to Bagan, said U Myo Myint Nyunt.