The mayor’s office will spend up to 175 million rubles for Wi-Fi inside the Garden ring

The mayoralty of Moscow is ready to spend up to 175 mln RUB. to cover the territory inside the Garden ring wireless Internet. The appropriate auction was posted on July 19, the Department of competition policy.

A project to provide Wi-Fi on the streets is a pilot, he was called “Garden ring”. According to the specifications, Wi-Fi should appear on 425 street in the city centre. Users will be identified via the information system “the uniform mobile platform of Moscow. The contractor, in accordance with the documentation, will have to collect statistics, in particular on the volume of transmitted information, the number of simultaneously connected subscribers in different locations, etc. In the terms of reference also has a point about content filtering.

The Department will receive bids for the auction until 4 August, the Commission will consider the first part of filings August 9, and the auction will be held on August 12.

From December 2014, passengers of the Moscow metro offers free Wi-Fi access, operator services is the company “Maximalism”. Wifi works on some buses, in the trains “Aeroexpress”, part of the capital’s parks and public transport.

With their free Wi-Fi network in Moscow earlier decided to roll VimpelCom. “Given the level of penetration of bundled tariffs in Moscow already exceeds 40%, the availability of free on-street Wi-Fi has ceased to create some additional value for the customers. Over the past year the number of customers using free on-street Wi-Fi has decreased by more than ten times. The quality of the service was not always guaranteed”, — explained in the company.