Tomizone have launched the world’s first fully integrated metropolitan Wi-Fi system including free roaming Wi-Fi access across the City of Auckland in New Zealand, just in time for the start of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The service is sponsored by Localist and will be available wherever users see the Localist logo, which will includes some trains and all Link buses. This free wireless Internet access is made possible by Auckland’s fibre infrastructure in tandem with a network bridge between Sky Tower and Tomizone’s main building. Passengers on the supported trains and buses will be able to surf on the go for up to 30 minutes per day. In addition CallPlus and Slingshot are offering their own free Wi-Fi hotspot service to customers over 4G with access points available in restaurants, bars and hotels throughout the city. Approximately 100,000 people from around the world are expected to travel to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup and with Auckland hosting a total of 15 games one would predict the Wi-Fi service getting plenty of usage. The tournament kicked off today Friday 9th of September with title favorites New Zealand beating their South Sea Islander cousins Tonga 41 points to 10.

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