Tourists in the southern beach town Vung Tau will be able to access free Wi-Fi on one of its most famous beaches and at a hydrofoil pier in October, according to the city’s new plan.
Officials of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province said at a meeting Tuesday that they will install Wi-Fi hot spots to serve more than 1,000 people a day at the pier and Bai Truoc Beach.
They have chosen Saigon Post and Telecommunications Service JSC as the investor and plans to expand the free service to other places in the province.
Free Wi-Fi is available at almost all cafés, restaurants and airports in popular cities in Vietnam, which ranks seventh in Asia and 18th worldwide in terms of Internet usage, according to the 2014 White Book on Vietnamese Information and Communication Technology.
The central ancient town Hoi An in March 2012 became the first town in Asia to offer free Wi-Fi across the whole town.
Others places often provide free Internet access during major holidays.