Google, RailTel join hands among the world’s biggest Wi-Fi projects

  • Internet major Google and state-run RailTel Corp. of India have joined hands to equip 400 railways station in the country with high speed Wi-Fi networks, making it one of the largest public Wi-Fi projects in the world, said Google CEO Sunder Pichai.
  • A Seshagiri Rao, Director, Network Planning and Marketing of RailTel said that the company is providing its passive infrastructure that comprises fiber connected with its MPLS network to Google, which will provide Wi-Fi access through their radio access points at all the platforms.
  • The deployment of Wi-Fi networks will start from October 2015 with Mumbai Central being the first station to get covered.
  • The Wi-Fi will be free for the first 30 minutes over a 24-hour period.
  • “We want to use the Wi-Fi service as a brand building tool at railways station so that it helps us in spreading the word about the RailWire,” Rao said.

Source: ET

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