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."
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.
- Tourist offices
- Tourist facilities
- Airports & Ports
- Roadside Rest Areas (Michi-no-Eki)
- Cycle oasis
- Restaurants & Cafes
- Hotels & Inns
- Department stores & Shopping centers
- Shopping arcades
- Prefectual offices & City halls & Town offices etc.
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
|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:159KB).
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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