Simplify Smarter WiFi is coming to Rapid KL buses


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Internet demand surges amid the pandemic. Having ubiquitous access to mobile Internet is critical to empower more people to stay connected and productive on the move.

Community Marketplace Technology (or better known as CM Tech), a boutique advisory company and the principal operator of myrapidTap transit e-wallet service, collaborates with Simplify to provide premium Wi-Fi service on MyRapid buses in Kuala Lumpur. The collaboration was made official during a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony on May 7th, 2021.

The strategic partnership will see a pilot deployment of Simplify Smarter WiFi on MyRapid buses planned for the second half of 2021. The MoU marks the starting point for a long-term collaboration not only to offer premium Wi-Fi service on public transport in the country but to provide seamless mobility experience for urban commuters riding on CM Tech’s myrapidTap application. Present to sign the MoU were CM Tech Founder and Managing Director, Mr. Herbert Poh and Simplify CEO Mr. Yen Pei Tay. The ceremony is witnessed by representatives from Prasarana, the official operator of myRapid public transportation service.

Connectivity has become an important factor for many urbanites. CM Tech is keen to deliver sustainable connectivity to all Malaysians commuting via public transport.

"Sustainable connectivity must also be coupled with cost effectiveness. And that is why this strategic collaboration with Simplify aims to explore the possibility of providing premium Wi-Fi services for as low as RM1. This especially targets the B40 community, easing their financial burden while keeping them connected during their public transport commute," said CM Tech's Managing Director, Mr. Herbert Poh.

“We are truly honored and excited to be working together with CM Tech in bringing fast and secure Wi-Fi to the public. Urban commuters aren’t just taking bus rides, but an Internet ride. Furthermore, connecting to Wi-Fi saves phone battery and reduces our carbon footprints, aligning to our mission to create a more sustainable networked society.” said Simplify CEO Yen Pei Tay.

About Community Marketplace Technology

CM.Tech is a boutique advisory company and collaboration partner of Prasarana in providing and facilitating a transit e-wallet service branded as myrapidTap, which allows public transportation users to make payments using myrapidTap for ticketing products and services.

About Simplify

Simplify operates the world’s leading Internet-sharing platform, hosting more than 70,000 community Wi-Fi worldwide. An award winning startup born straight out of MIT, Simplify builds the most powerful patented seamless connectivity technology and was ranked as one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. The company aims to democratize Internet access and bring affordable Internet to everyone.