In a rather exciting turn of events, the Delhi Government has moved a step closer to their promise of free WiFi. They have proposed to provide free WiFi usage of 1GB for a month.
Supposedly a phase by phase initiative, the government will provide the much needed facility first to all government and private college said Ashish Khetan, vice-chairman of Delhi Dialogue Commission. In the second and third phases, Khetan has stated that WiFi will reach other parts like rural areas and unauthorised colonies respectively.
“The minimum speed of the WiFi that we are proposing is 1 Mbps for good user experience and each user should get 1 GB of downloads for a month [...]
BSNL officially announced that it will be investing Rs 7,000 crore in setting up WiFi hotspots with 3G, 4G networks across the country within the next 3 to 4 years.
[quote text_size=”small” author=”Anupam Shrivatava” author_title=”Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL”]
Wi-fi is an obvious choice for BSNL going forward but it alone cannot be successful. It has to be integrated with 3G, 4G network so that the customer can be seamlessly transferred to WiFi. In two to three years, we will be investing Rs 7,000 crore to set up integrated WiFi across [...]
Kolkata has just taken the first step in becoming the first ever WiFi city in India. The city’s first WiFi zone will be implemented at Park Street and will be inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee. The service is provided by Reliance JIO, which will be free of charge initially and will be available next in the Ghariahat-Gol Park area of south Kolkata.
Reliance JIO spokesperson quoted-
We have already laid cables along a 500-km stretch of the city. While the major part of Kolkata has been covered, work is in progress in some pockets. We are aiming to bring the entire Kolkata Telephones area under our 4G coverage. It might take another eight months to a year to do the [...]
Vodafone customers can now avail Wi-Fi connectivity when they are in Khan Market, New Delhi. The company announced that its customers can simply SMS ACT TRYWIFI to 111 to access the Wi-Fi. The company has apparently joined hands with NDMC to provide the free Wi-Fi facility.
Meanwhile, non Vodafone users don’t have to disappointed, as they can also avail this free Wi-Fi facility by collecting vouchers from the following outlets – Route 04, SOY, Choko La, Big Chill, Pure Punjab, Town Hall, Chonas, Khan Chacha.
It is expected that the [...]