Capital Speed: Jerusalem’s New Wi-Fi Is 10 Times Faster Than Tel Aviv


The Municipality of Jerusalem has begun installing free Wi-Fi for residents and visitors in the city center, at an extremely high speed – 16mb (10x the speed of Tel Aviv).

The smart system, which is designed to withstand heavy usage without collapse, has already been installed in the Machane Yehuda market and in the city center on Shammai, Hillel, Ben-Yehuda Streets and Kikar HaHatulot. The network is currently expanding, and in a few months, rapid internet access will be available from Independence Park through all of Yaffo Street.

The rapid network is based on a new millimeter wave technology, which, unlike fiber optic distribution and transmission lines, enables rapid deployment, and does not involve digging, public harm, or fears of radiation.

Since its installation, hundreds of users have connected every day (406 on average), and 2,147 over the course of the week. The usage numbers continue to steadily increase.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. How can they be so confident that there is no risk of radiation? Have they commisioned an independant body to carry out an extensive study over 50 years to examine the effects? Obviously not.
    But by then it will be an irreversible phenomenon.

  2. Dr Yidd of course its a michshol now all you need is a cheap 150 shekel smartphone and youre connected.
    no simcards or creditcards. and you can keep your kosher phone too…