Clark Freeport as a Wi-Fi zone

CLARK FREEPORT — Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is exploring the possibility of its entire Freeport being a Wi-Fi zone in the near future.

“The idea is that as soon as they enter the gates of Clark, they could easily get a strong signal. So, there is no need for one to go to some commercial establishments to avail of free Wi-Fi to access the net because it will be opened to all once they are inside,” CDC Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Roberto Tagamolila said.

The project shall be under a proof-of-concept agreement (POC), which means the utilization has no cost to the government and that it shall undergo a trial period to determine its viability and cost-efficiency.

CDC is currently applying the POC strategy on the use of some 70 video surveillance cameras, 38 of which have been installed in strategic locations inside Clark to bolster security and as well monitor activities of the upcoming 1st Senior Officials Meeting of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit from January 26-February 7.

“After the trial period, we may or may not come up with the Terms of Reference depending on the concept’s workability, reliability and cost-efficiency. The whole point here is that we will be able to see the unforeseen. We will know what we really need,’’ Tagamolila added.

Meanwhile, CDC President and Chief Executive Officer Arthur Tugade announced that they have just launched a Clark app, which can be downloaded in any mobile devices whenever inside the Freeport.

“We are trying to work it out with Google store to have it available even outside our Freeport and develop as well apps that can be used by APEC delegates to search places within Clark and nearby areas,” Tugade added. (Clark Development Corporation)

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