Ehime Free Wi-Fi Project Outline

The Ehime Prefecture Public Wireless LAN Promotion Council is a collaborative effort involving industry, academia and government sectors. The purpose of the council is to help the private sector establish and operate free Wi-Fi spots in Ehime prefecture and offer the convenience of Wi-Fi service to tourists from overseas and other prefectures in addition to local citizens, as well as to promote local communications and activities in Ehime Prefecture through the "Ehime Free Wi-Fi Project."

Leaflet of "Ehime Free Wi-Fi"(PDF:747KB)

Ehime Free Wi-Fi Logo

SSID, Logo

The free public wireless LAN, "Ehime Free Wi-Fi" uses the following SSID and logo in all spots to create user-friendly environments.
(1) SSID "Ehime_Free_Wi-Fi"
(2) A Logo sticker (Right)

Use "Ehime Free Wi-Fi" in places like these.

For actual "Ehime Free Wi-Fi" Service Spots, please check "Search from map" or "Search from list " page.

  • Tourist offices
  • Tourist facilities
  • Airports & Ports
  • Roadside Rest Areas (Michi-no-Eki)
  • Cycle oasis
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • Hotels & Inns
  • Department stores & Shopping centers
  • Shopping arcades
  • Retailers
  • Banks
  • Prefectual offices & City halls & Town offices etc.
Mican Illustration
vending machine

There are spots offering services by vending machines with Wi-Fi.
(Case) Ehime prefectural office (Company that offer the service : West Alliance Co,. Ltd. (Link to other websites))

Businesses participating in the project

Businesses Main contents
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone West Corporation (NTT West) (NTT West): Allows access to its own Wi-Fi service, DoSPOT to "Ehime Free Wi-Fi" users.
Ehime CATV, Inc. USEN: Offers service in Matsuyama City and other areas. (The SSID, "Ehime Free Wi-Fi" was added at Wi-Fi spots where USEN has been offering its own Wi-Fi service with a SSID.)
Wireless System: Development and maintenance using WiMAx and MVNO
heart@network, Co., Ltd. Offers service in Niihama City and Saijo City. (The SSID, "Ehime Free Wi-Fi" was added at Wi-Fi spots where it has been offering its own Wi-Fi service with a SSID.)
USEN Corporation Allows access to its own Wi-Fi service, USEN SPOT to "Ehime Free Wi-Fi" users.
SoftBank Corp. Allows access to its own Wi-Fi service, FREE Wi-Fi PASSPORT to "Ehime Free Wi-Fi" users.
Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd. Allows access to its own Wi-Fi service, Wi2 to "Ehime Free Wi-Fi" users.
STNet Inc. Offers other participating businesses its preexisting transmission wireless lines.
Offers the Wi-Fi Service in conjunction with Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd.
Shikoku Chuo Television Offers other participating businesses its preexisting transmission wireless lines.
Imabari CATV Co., Ltd. Offers other participating businesses its preexisting transmission wireless lines.
Vending machine businesses and others
Suntory Beverage Service Limited.
Elecom Co., Ltd.
DyDo Drinco, Inc.
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Takeshou Co., Ltd.
West Alliance Co,. Ltd.
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
FV Japan Co., Ltd. and other companies
Offers service with a Wi-Fi router built inside of (or placed adjacent to) a vending machine.
FREESPOT Committee Provides support to businesses which intend to offer the service on their own.

In addition to the above, some facility owners participate voluntarily in the Ehime Free Wi-Fi program to provide free Wi-Fi service.
For details, refer to the list of service providers (Group E) (PDF:374KB).

Major Free Wi-Fi Service Providers (And Facility Names)

  • * Machidukuri-MATSUYAMA Co., Ltd. (Okaido Shopping Arcade, Gintengai Shopping Arcade, others)
  • * Fuji Co., Ltd. (Fuji Grand Matsuyama, others)

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