APEC Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi: Emergent urban infrastructure in the Asia Pacific & South Asia

Support: Global Cities Research Institute, The Australian APEC Study Centre

Chief Investigators: Dr Ian McShane (RMIT), Dr Mark Gregory (RMIT), Prof Jason Potts (RMIT)

Timeframe: 2015


This research project aims to document and analyse the provision of urban public Wi-Fi networks in APEC member economies; and provide a comparative analysis of policy rationales, regulatory approaches, business models and outcomes of public Wi-Fi investment

Current comparative research on public Wi-Fi provision and use is patchy. This research project will help to fill an existing knowledge gap, and contribute to the APEC Urban Infrastructure Network agenda, by undertaking a comparative study of policy rationales, regulatory approaches, business models and outcomes of public Wi-Fi deployment in APEC member economies.