There will be no free wi-fi in the Moscow metro yet

    Conversations around the wi-fi topic in the Moscow subway have been going on for a long time - it turns out that an auction was even announced: telecom operators had to compete for the right to provide the Moscow subway with free Internet. A year ago, they launched test sites with free wi-fi .

    However, it was announced the night before that on the generous offer of the Moscow authorities to provide hundreds of kilometers of tracks and 8 million subscribers a day with free Wi-Fi, there were no people who wished:


    Not a single mobile operator submitted an application. The refusal to participate in the auction in the comments to Interfax was confirmed by MTS, VimpelCom and MegaFon, with representatives of MegaFon explaining that the conditions of the auction “do not ensure the return on the project”.

    Despite the fact that I'm insanely sorry for this idea, you can also understand the operators:
    VimpelCom did not submit an application because it considers it possible to participate in the auction only on reasonable terms, "said Anna Aibasheva, spokeswoman for VimpelCom, in turn.

    I hope that they will return to this idea and still be able to agree with the operators. On the other hand, it would be nice to have regular cellular communication and the 3G and LTE buns relying with it to finally make you work across the metro. Then free wi-fi is not needed.

    PS An interesting article was published on back in January , predicting why nothing came of this story and could not.

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