Foxconn to cooperate with Alibaba, 21 Vianet to set up Wi-Fi network in southwestern China
Ninelu Tu, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Friday 28 November 2014]

Foxconn Electronics, Alibaba and 21 Vianet Group on November 26 jointly signed with the city government of Guiyang, southwestern China, to set up a citywide network of Wi-Fi hot spots to provide free Internet-access services, according to Foxconn.

The first phase of the Wi-Fi network will come into operation in June 2015 and the entire network will be completed in three years, Foxconn said.

Foxconn, 21 Vianet Group (a carrier-neutral Internet data center service provider), the Guiyang city government and the Guizhou Broadcasting & TV Information Network also signed a deal to set up a cloud computing center in the city and plan for Big Data convergence, Foxconn said.

Foxconn alone signed with the Guiyang city government for joint investment to set up an e-commerce platform for operation by Foxconn.

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