The tech giant Google launches free WiFi service in Mumbai as earlier announced first free WIFI service at Mumbai Central Railway Station (India) in partnership with RailTel . Google had announced its plans to implement High speed WIFI to 100 busiest railway station all over India by the end of the year(2016).
Google launches free WiFi service in Mumbai
During the PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Google HQ in Mountain View, California had announced to bring eventually 400 railway station under this project.
With high speed internet the passengers can easily stream high definition video while they are waiting for the trains.
How the Google’s free Wi-Fi will work? Why has it partnered with RailTel?
Railtel owns a Pan-India optic fiber network exclusively on railway track. It has laid out over 45,000 kms of optic fibre networks across the country, which Google will utilise for its Wi-Fi.
In this case, Railtel will be the ISP, while Google will provide the Wireless Area Networks (WAN) and will set-up the points of access at platforms.
Note : This service will be only available on the Railway Station not in the running train.
Here is what, said by R K Bahuguna, Chairman and Managing Director, Railtel.
“Our intent was to fulfill Indian Railway’s vision of providing Railway passengers access to high speed Internet through our Optical fiber communication network.
Affordable smartphones have made it possible for the common men to experience the power of Internet.
With our partnership with Google, we are very confident of rolling out a robust, scalable service at Railway stations in the near future,”
Here is what,said by Rajan Anandan, VP and Managing Director, Google India.
“We’re delighted to launch India’s first high speed public Wi-Fi service in partnership with Indian Railways.
Bringing affordable Internet access to millions of people is an important part of making the Internet both easily accessible and useful for more than 300 million Indians.
who are already online, and the nearly one billion more who are not,”
Google launches free Wi-Fi service with RailTel in Mumbai
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