According to Zhuang Zhixin, an expert consultant from the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, China has unveiled a wireless city plan for ten cities.
The ten cities are Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Wuhan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Yangzhou. Beijing will initially have the largest roll-out of a wireless network. At present, the wireless network in Beijing has covered 100 square kilometers, including the Second Ring, the Third Ring, the CBD commercial district, the Financial Street area and Zhongguancun.
By the end of 2009, the 625 square kilometers of urban areas within the Fifth Ring will complete their wireless network coverage and by the end of 2010, wireless broadband access will be available in all urban areas and suburban areas in Beijing.
CETC-Chinacomm Communications, the building contractor of the wireless city plan in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, says that during the 2008 Olympic Games, the wireless access in Beijing is free of charge and there will be four patterns for the charging after the Games. The users can choose from CNY20 for each day, CNY60 for five day, CNY80 for each month and CNY0.12 for each minute.