Feeds

Free Wi-Fi, SMS alerts for Sydney commuters – if ALP wins election

Last-minute pitch for geek vote

Boost IT visibility and business value

The collapsing New South Wales state government has launched a pitch for the geek vote, announcing it will provide free Wi-Fi on Sydney's bus and train network if re-elected next month.

The struggling government has also announced that it will launch an SMS alert service for bus commuters at the end of the month.

The Wi-Fi rollout will be available on Sydney Ferries and Metrobuses first, with a wider deployment set to follow. A Wi-Fi trial is currently underway on the Leichhardt to Maroubra Metrobus route and Sydney Ferries.

If re-elected the government would switch WiFi on for the rest of the Sydney bus network and CityRail trains from next year.

WiFi has been trialled since the end of January on 13 Sydney Ferries vessels servicing over 200,000 ferry passengers or 70 per cent of all customers.

The State government has been testing the new SMS system on selected bus routes, alerting commuters to the next bus to arrive at their stop since December.

The six-month trial uses information from each bus’s GPS system to pinpoint where it is and when it will arrive. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
They can take our lives, but they'll never take our SPECTRUM
Trying to sell your house? It'd better have KILLER mobile coverage
More NB than transport links to next-gen buyers - study
iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple
BLE-ding iPhones, not NFC bonkers, will drive trend - marketeers
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Speak your brains on SIGNAL-FREE mobile comms firm here
Is goTenna tech a goer? Time to grill CEO, CTO
NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
Commercial trial locations to go live in September
Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.