Free and unlimited Wi-Fi starts in nine airports in Brazil
The service is offered by Infraero (state responsible for airports), who made a deal with three operators: in exchange for advertising, they do not charge for internet.
Initially, only the network will be available from TIM operator.
To use the service, passengers will be instructed to register by opening a browser. Then, they must insert the card number to validate boarding access.
At major airports in the world, the most common Internet access is being charged. In Brazil, this model had little demand and it was not attractive to suppliers, says Gustavo Vale, president of Infraero, hence the idea of proposing gratuity.
The state said the pilot phase will last seven days. In Cumbica, 500 passengers can access the Internet simultaneously, in Congonhas, 600, says TIM.
In both cases, the offer is less than the demand: in Cumbica are about 1,700 passengers in boarding areas per hour, and at Congonhas, 1300.
With the entry of the other two participants (Linktel and Net), the number will expand, evaluates Infraero, but is not defined when. The idea is to get free unlimited internet for a 100% of the passengers, said Vale.
Other airports will receive the service later this month.
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