~ Sunway City takes next step towards low-carbon digital economy ~
Sunway City, 25 April 2018 – Sunway Group has officially launched Sunway WiFi across its 800-acre township of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, providing free internet for its population of 200,000 including 40,000 students and the 42 million footfalls it garners within the city every year.
The free WiFi service is available in all public areas including Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Medical Centre, Sunway Lagoon, the three Sunway hotels, the Sunway educational institutions, office towers The Pinnacle and Menara Sunway, and throughout the ‘Canopy Walk’ – a 4-km elevated walkway connecting all the aforementioned establishments throughout the city, and the jogging trail at Sunway South Quay.
The WiFi roll-out is Sunway’s biggest endeavour yet – the free service can cater up to 25,000 concurrent users at any single time.
“The free WiFi service will democratise access to the internet, another step for us in making Sunway City the first private-driven Smart Sustainable City in the nation. Sunway City will be the first city to launch this, with Sunway City Ipoh and Sunway Iskandar in Johor in the pipeline. Soon, communities will have access to free WiFi in all our townships across Malaysia,” said Cheng Jew Keng, Head of Sunway Smart Sustainable City taskforce.
“The township-wide access supports the nation’s push towards embracing a digital economy,” he added.
The free Sunway WiFi service has also been implemented in its integrated developments of Sunway Velocity and Sunway Putra.
Last year, Sunway Group, in a unique not-for-profit smart partnership with Sunway Ventures and Sunway University, launched its own innovation labs – Sunway iLabs – an accelerator, incubator and co-working space which has been certified as a Malaysia Digital Hub.
This was followed by Sunway University’s achievement of Premier Digital Tech University status, recognising its provision of a complete, sustainable and well-supported ecosystem, where students can gain optimum exposure to the latest industry technologies guided by faculty members and industry players.