Mosgortrans, the state-owned company operating bus, trolleybus and tram networks in Moscow, established city-wide free Wi-Fi network for above-ground public transit. Wi-Fi connection is now also available at a number of the city bus stops.
According to the statement, “The free service is available on 4,000 vehicles across the city, and by the end of the year all buses, trolleybuses and trams, which operate over 800 Moscow routes, will have this capability.”
In order to connect, users have to go through one-time authorisation via their mobile phone.
Free Wi-Fi in Moscow was first launched in the Metro system in 2014. It is owned and operated by MaximaTelecom.
In late 2015 Mosgortrans signed a contract with Net by Net, a subsidiary company of Megafon, a major mobile carrier.