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Guangdong To Provide Free WiFi Province-Wide By Year End

Posted: 07/11/2014 9:39 pm

WiFiAn ambitious plan to upgrade Guangdong’s internet infrastructure will see free WiFi provided throughout the province as early as the end of this year, reports the Information Times.

Tentatively called “GD Free”, the upgrade will unify all of Guangdong’s internet infrastructure into one system. The ambitious project seeks to construct a world-class wireless network for all of Guangdong by 2020. The plan is to to lay fiber optic cables for each Guandong village starting from 2015.

At present, there are 17,000 WiFi hotspots around the province. This will be increased to 20,000 by next year.

Photo: Pearl River Times


Nanfang Week in Review: June 15-June 21

Posted: 06/22/2014 5:00 pm

yulin dog eating festival controversy animal activistsLast week looked just like this here at the Nanfang:


Monday:g-string condom

Tuesday:massage unconscious paralysis shenzhen


Thursday:jiangmen student stabbing teacher

Friday:yulin dog eating festival controversy animal activists

Saturday:marilyn monroe statue giant guigang guangxi

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Shenzhen Metro To Start Rolling Out Free Wi-Fi In July

Posted: 06/18/2014 4:20 pm

subway phone wifiThe Shenzhen Metro is set to become the first subway system in China to provide commuters with completely free WiFi access.

WiFi infrastructure has been finished on Shenzhen Metro Line 1 and 2 and will be ready for implementation during the last half of July, reported the official Weibo account of the Shenzhen Metro.

Testing is currently under way for WiFi access on Line 5, and is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

Photo: Caijing


Guangzhou subway trains to have free Wi-Fi this year that’s 20x faster than 4G

Posted: 07/17/2013 7:00 am

Passengers on the Guangzhou subway will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi that is 20 times faster than 4G, meaning they won’t have to wait for videos to stream, by the end of this year. This was a claim made by 30 year-old scientist and dean of Shenzhen KPS Higher Polytechnic Institute Liu Ruopeng, Guangzhou Daily reports.

Liu Ruopeng, courtesy of Guangzhou Daily

Liu did his PhD at Duke University and has co-authored a book on meta-materials, the technology that is expected to be key to making this happen. Guangzhou Metro has said it is in the early stages of applying Liu’s knowledge to introduce free Wi-Fi and will try to make it available as soon as possible. The metro company was decidedly less bullish in tone than Liu himself.

Liu’s institute was visited by Xi Jinping on his southern tour last year. His report, ‘The Creation and Development of Industrial Grade Meta-material Technology,’ claims that meta-materials can be used to introduce free Wi-Fi. But even if free Wi-Fi is successfully brought to Guangzhou’s subway passengers, it would be far from the most exciting thing Liu has ever worked on.

According to this 2009 report, Liu has been at the forefront of the race to create the world’s first invisibility cloak. This technology would have obvious military applications, and it is something that even Hogwarts would struggle to match.

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