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Fukuoka City

Fukuoka City
Industry: Government
Country: Japan
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Fukuoka is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture and is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan. It is the 5th largest city in Japan with a population of about 1.5 million. Thanks to its new free city-wide Wi-Fi Fukuoka has improved the visitor experience and stimulated business tourism.




Challenges

One of Fukuoka City’s key growth objectives is to increase leisure and business tourism to the city.

In 2015, to make itself more attractive as a tourism and convention destination, the city decided to implement free Wi-Fi for visitors at the Marine Messe Fukuoka and Fukuoka International Conference centers. Fukuoka City required simplified wireless management and the ability to collect data, such as the number of users, the amount of traffic, and the type of applications used, in order to continually improve services for its target audience all over the places.


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Solutions


Benefits

Technical

  • The OmniVista® 3600 Air Manager delivers centralized control and the ability to visualize failures and radio wave conditions for simplified management.
  • ClearPass Policy Manager handles access control and user management effectively, meaning Fukuoka City can gather relevant user data to manage performance and evolve its wireless network.

Financial

  • The free and reliable city-wide Wi-Fi makes Fukuoka City a much more attractive destination for the MICE (Meetings, Incentive, Conferences, Exhibitions) industry, helping the city grow revenue in this area.

User Experience

  • Visitors have free Wi-Fi throughout the city.
  • The authentication interface is simple to use and is offered in multiple languages, such as English, Chinese and Korean, for foreign visitors.

"We are pleased that the development of the Wi-Fi environment in convention facilities has improved convenience for convention participants and has made Fukuoka City a more attractive destination for meetings and events. They can download and read the academic documents, business materials anywhere, anytime. It gives them flexibility and mobility to power their success!"

— Fukuoka City, Japan