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This article was published on November 19, 2013


    Fries with that? McDonald’s is rolling out free 2Mbps WiFi across China

    Fries with that? McDonald’s is rolling out free 2Mbps WiFi across China
    Kaylene Hong
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    Kaylene Hong

    Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

    McDonald'sWith more and more public places in China getting free Wi-Fi as part of the government’s efforts to promote Internet usage, McDonald’s is also jumping onto the bandwagon to attract customers.

    Sina Tech reports that by next year, more than 1,400 McDonald’s restaurants across China will have free Wi-Fi access. As of now, several McDonald’s restaurants in Shanghai already give their diners free Wi-Fi access with download speeds of up to 2.0 Mb/s.

    It remains to be seen whether McDonald’s can attract more customers at its restaurants simply by offering free Wi-Fi, but what can’t be denied is that the ubiquitous fast-food chain has added a lot more convenience for users in the world’s largest smartphone market — where data can be expensive.

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