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Tencent Eyes Bullet Train Wi-Fi

Bullet train Wi-Fi provides a valuable internet access to many passengers. Photo: VCG
Bullet train Wi-Fi provides a valuable internet access to many passengers. Photo: VCG

Social media giant Tencent Holdings is looking at the burgeoning Wi-Fi business on China’s fast-running bullet trains in hopes of extending its access to the massive data of urban travelers.

Zhang Wei, vice president of Tencent’s Internet Plus division, told Caixin Thursday that the company will bid for a stake in Bullet Train Networks Technology Ltd., an onboard Wi-Fi provider wholly owned by state railroad operator China Railway Corp. (CRC).

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