Russia’s capital ranks third among major cities worldwide for its availability of free public Wi-Fi hotspots, according to a recent report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Moscow surpassed New York, Tokyo and London in the ranking, published ahead of the Moscow Urban Forum. The Russian capital fell behind South Korea’s tech-savvy capital of Seoul in second place and the island city-state of Singapore in first place.
“In 2018, Moscow almost doubled the number of public Wi-Fi points and approached Seoul, which is in second place,” experts said.
Russia’s capital boasts more than 3,000 public internet access points within the Third Ring Road, more than 2,000 in its libraries, more than 1,000 in public parks and another 8,000 in public dormitories, the study said.
PwC experts compared the Russian capital’s public internet infrastructure with that of 11 other major cities: New York, Singapore, Beijing, Seoul, São Paulo, Mexico City, London, Berlin, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.