Yangon University dithers on WiFi

RedLink has pledged to provide free WiFi at Yangon University, but the campus has not yet decided to accept the offer, according to U Myo Myint Nyunt, assistant general manager of sales at the internet service provider.

“We haven’t reached an agreement with Yangon University to provide the service, because the university hasn’t replied to us,” he said. “But if Yangon gives us an agreement, we will give free WiFi service inside the university.”

Yangon University rector U Aung Thu said the university currently provides sufficient connectivity for students, though will take up Redlink’s offer it finds it needs help.

Redlink has provided free WiFi at Yangon Railway station and Bogyoke market since February 5, and at Shwedagon Pagoda since December 2013. It may extend the free service further in the future.

Users say the service can be slow, particularly when the areas are heavily trafficked.

“With free WiFi at Shwedagon, there are so many users and speeds slow down,” said one disgruntled user, U Than Nine Soe.

U Myo Myint Nyunt said he agreed speeds could be slow if there were too many users of free services, though claimed it works well at off-peak times.

Source: Myanmar Times

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