The WiFi4EU initiative aims to provide high-speed internet access across the European Union via free of charge Wi-Fi hotspots that citizens can access in public spaces such as parks, squares, public administration buildings, libraries, and health centres. The two first WiFi4EU calls for proposals (November 2018 and April 2019) covered 6.200 vouchers of EUR 15.000 each, for a total of EUR 93 million. The vouchers are funding municipalities for the installation of the Wi-Fi hot spots in these centres of public life, using the services of Wi-Fi installation companies.
The European Commission is committed to support WiFi4EU municipalities to offer more secure Wi-Fi networks to citizens and other end-users of the Wi-Fi hotspots. Therefore, the EC is launching a tender for a Single Authentication Platform. With this new service, the aim is that WiFi4EU networks will add a secure network option and will allow their users to be easily recognised and authenticated in other networks.
The closing date of the call is 22/08/2019 at 16.00 CEST.