Shanghai has formally initiated the construction of Wi-Fi with the signing of a wireless city agreement for Jiading District.

Shanghai Jiading Wireless City Cooperation Agreement is the first wireless city program signed by the government. It also marks the formal launch of Shanghai's push to become a wireless city. China Comm will be responsible for the construction, which involves about 200-300 Wi-Fi base stations around the district.

Sun Jiwei, director of Jiading District, said at a press conference that Jiading New Town is one of the three major new areas that Shanghai will focus on constructing during the 11th Five-year Period. The district aims to have high level information facilities through the construction of the wireless city.

Besides Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Shenzhen have also set up their own plans for city-wide Wi-Fi construction.

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