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Indonesia seeks to improve sanitation as urban population grows

More than half of Indonesia’s population does not have access to sanitation facilities. The government has committed to provide access to 100% of the population by 2019. FutureGov found out how it is dealing with sanitation problems and - in particular - persuading local government to commit increased funding.

Singapore, India plan smart cities partnership

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Singapore government enhances WiFi network and will double hotspots by 2015

Singapore residents and tourists can now enjoy easier access to ...

2 April 2014 | News

Australian state government completes roll out of contactless smart payment card on Trains network

From next week, city commuters will be able to use their contactless smart card to pay their fares on the entire Sydney Trains network, said Transport for New South Wales Minister Gladys Berejiklian.

13 February 2014 | News

Australia city launches app on road and traffic conditions

The Western Australian Government has launched an incident notification app - Right Move Perth - for commuters in the state capital, Perth (population 1.7 million).

7 January 2014 | Research

Post event report:Best Run Cities 2013

A report highlighting key learnings from the world’s most innovative cities

2 December 2013 | News

New Zealand city improves water management with ICT

Hamilton City, New Zealand’s fourth most populous city of 150,200 residents, is investing in a new national water data collection and management system.

28 November 2013 | News

Hong Kong expands free wireless internet programme

The Hong Kong Government has announced plans to expand its Government Wi-Fi (GovWiFi) Programme, providing free wireless internet access at popular public areas.

22 November 2013 | News

Big data improves taxi management in Chinese cities

China’s Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport is piloting a big data platform, designed to quickly understand traffic situations, accurately analyse passenger flow and taxi operations and get real-time insights to make fact-based decisions in the four major Chinese cities - Beijing, Kunming, Chongqing and Tianjin.

8 November 2013 | News

Singapore government strengthens network resiliency

As the telecom regulator, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore will continue to ensure that operators put in place measures to enhance the resiliency and robustness of their networks, especially for key services.

8 November 2013 | News

First Australian city to give free wifi across business district

The City of Perth is proud to become the first and only Australian capital city giving people free blanket WiFi internet access across its Central Business District area.

27 September 2013 | News

Mobile broadband grows at 30 per cent annually, reports UN

Mobile broadband subscriptions, which allow users to access the web via smartphones, tablets and WiFi-connected laptops, are growing at a rate of 30 per cent annually, according to latest report by Broadband Commission for Digital Development, a joint initiative by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and International Telecommunication Union.

13 August 2013 | News

400,000 Free Wi-Fi hotspots in Thailand by 2014

Thailand is to have a total of 400,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide by 2014, announced the ICT Minister, Anudith Nakornthap. About 270,000 free hotspots were installed in the last two years, with another 150,000 to be added next year.

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