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Wifi on Egypt's Busses

Egypt's minister of telecommunications is said to have announced the roll out of internet connected busses on our streets, starting next year.

There is a rumour on the internet that has us reconsidering purchasing a new car. Apparently the Egyptian government is planning on providing Wifi internet connectivity to 500 public busses in 2014. According to Atef Helmi, Minister of Telecommunications, Egypt is in the process of negotiating with Alcatel and other telecom companies to equip their fleet.

Helmi also claims that the busses will be running on natural gas and will not be charging extra for the optional internet access. If this is all turns out to be true, then this will surely increase the use of public transport and, hopefully, decreasing traffic – a small step in the right direction for Egypt and its environment.