Moscow City Wi-Fi

Details of the organization
Department of IT of Moscow Government
Russian Federation

Information about the project
Moscow City Wi-Fi
Project «Moscow City Wi-Fi» is about realization of Internet access through Wi-Fi technology and deploying appropriate networks. Using of services is free for citizens and tourists. At the moment the network covers streets, parks, metro, bus, trams, trolleybuses, ground transport stops, Aeroexpress trains, suburban trains, terminals, cultural centers, museums and student dormitories. Project is implemented on terms of service model, which means that Moscow provides opportunities for deploying networks to IT-companies, and the company that wins the competition, can implement the network on special conditions for the end users. «Moscow City Wi-Fi» was deployed without budget financing, using just there sources of the private IT-companies. First priority of the project is provision of Internet access on the terms of equality and shared responsibility. There are no analogues of the project organizing large Wi-Fi network in trains (moving objects) in the world.
Local implementation: Russian Federation, Moscow
Ongoing from 01/01/2014 to 31/01/2018

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Project