Be Ecstatic About Free Wi-Fi On Buses & Taxis In Porto!


Veniam Porto Portugal WiFi bus

Last month, a startup in PortugalVeniam picked up $4.9 million in funding to provide free Wi-Fi in urban environments. The technology basically connects buses and taxis via Internet-capable units which can communicate with other urban vehicles and with Internet infrastructure.

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And now, the beautiful Portuguese city Porto is well connected benefiting locals and travelers.

Veniam Porto Portugal WiFi cars

600 buses and taxis in Porto currently provides free Wi-Fi and collect data from sensors on trash bins for city planners. This means, 70,000 people in the city are benefiting from the service. Every bus and taxi has routers that act as mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. The router can also take the data from vehicles to help the city in civic planning.

As Veniam’s technology become world’s largest and the most well structured vehicle-based network, this could be a future model for other cities around the world.

Veniam Porto Portugal WiFi cell phones

Veniam is a startup which began in University of Porto, the company is now headquartered in Mountain View, California and it will begin expansion of its technology to other cities.

We shall wait and see with anticipation for all travelers to use Wi-Fi on buses and taxis! .

Source: MIT Technology Review

What do you think of free Wi-Fi in Porto? Let us know in the comments.


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