Iasi City Hall has partnered with Orange Romania to equip the city’s 259 buses and trams with free Wi-Fi for all passengers. Travellers can access the Wi-Fi service by selecting the "CTP Wi-Fi free" network in all public transport vehicles.
Registration is required only on first use and is done using a social network or by completing a short digital form. After registering users are automatically recognised and logged in on any subsequent journeys.
Travellers who have already used the Orange Wi-Fi service available in the city's public areas are automatically connected.
Internet traffic is filtered by the City Hall using Orange's Business Internet Security service to limit security risks and misuse of the network. Some 90 percent of the users who have already accessed the Wi-Fi service were pleased or very pleased with the initiative of the City Hall, Orange said in a press release.
The local authorities can also use the service to interact with citizens by publishing pieces of information or organising opinion polls through the digital portal of the Wi-Fi service. On top of that, the City Hall can access statistics about the service's use such as data traffic evolution in specific periods of the year, number of accesses, or demographic data about end-users.
The collaboration between Iasi City Hall and Orange started in July 2018 through a Wi-Fi pilot project deployed in the pedestrian zone of the Stefan cel Mare Boulevard.