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China's Busap to Deploy 100,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots in Public Transit Buses

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China's Busap Holding has outlined plans to to invest arund USD165 million to build the country's largest in bus WiFi platform.

The company, which was recently awarded an MVNO license, said that it will add 100,000 new in-bus WiFi spots during 2014 in addition to the existing 50,000 spots in 22 provincial capitals and other select cities across China, resulting in 150,000 in-bus WiFi spots in 33 provincial capitals and other major cities by year end.

They expect that the MyWiFi-branded platform will become China's largest in-bus mobile application platform, leveraging a customer base of 200 million bus riders.

Busap said that it plans to kick off a pilot plan in an initial number of 50,000 buses with in-bus internet access in the second quarter of this year and increase the number to 150,000 buses within one year after formally becoming one of the resellers of mobile telecommunications services.

Busap's MyWiFi will be available for in- and off-network users -- in-network users can switch from 4G/3G to Wi-Fi; off-network users can select customized packages for unlimited traffic and applications. MyWiFi's WiFi Store offers users 150-megabyte in-vehicle WiFi access for downloading of free mobile games and other applications.

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