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Aussie firm rolls out S'pore's largest Wi-Fi network

Australian wireless service provider SkyNetGlobal will roll out Singapore's largest network of wireless hotspots.

Australian wireless service provider SkyNetGlobal will roll out Singapore's largest network of wireless hotspots.

McDonalds has already signed as a partner to the scheme, with the hotspots installed in the food chains' restaurants accounting for 140 of the 200 or so access points set to be rolled out in the country.

The publicly-listed Australian company says users in Singapore will be able to access the network through its global roaming capability, even if they're from other nations. Any carrier or Internet Service Provider will be able to offer the service to their own customer base under their own brand.

SkyNetGlobal chief executive Jonathan Soon says the company will take everything it has learned over the last three years in Australia and do things ten times better in Singapore.

"Singapore is an ideal choice because of its geographic size, high broadband penetration and adoption of mobile computing devices," he said.