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Government should accord Public Wi-Fi special infrastructure status: Vivek Banzal, Director CFA, BSNL
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
Vivek Banzal, Director CFA, BSNL, while addressing a gathering on the World Wi-Fi Day, said that the government should consider giving public Wi-Fi special status as has been done to electricity. He said that this will help the National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) achieve its feat.
BSNL partners with Google to expand WiFi footprint
Fri, May 17, 2019
State-run telecom major BSNL has partnered with Google to increase access to its WiFi footprint in the country on the occasion of World Telecom Day on Friday.
Soon, One Nation, One Public Wi-Fi Password! Here's what the government plans to introduce
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundarajan said the industry had committed to install 10 lakh WiFi hotspots by December 2019. So far, 3.7 lakh WiFi hotspots have been installed.
Free WiFi at your nearest Railway station soon: Minister Piyush Goyal takes 13 big decisions
Fri, Jan 04, 2019
In a high-level review meeting with the entire Railway Board, all General Managers of Zonal Railways and Divisional Railway Managers, Goyal gave directions for the roadmap of forthcoming January-March 2019 quarter.
400 Indian Railways stations have free WiFi now, says Google
Thu, Jun 07, 2018
Interestingly, 100 of the busiest railway stations across India were brought online within the first year of the project, which enabled 15,000 people to experience internet for the first time every day, informed Google. "With over 8 million monthly unique users connecting to the network, this is a lighthouse project for India and every growing economy that is looking to bring the benefit of connectivity to everyone in their country," Google India Director Partnership Next Billion Users K Suri said.
In-flight Wi-Fi: Flyers may have to pay between Rs 500-Rs 1,000 to make calls, surf
Thu, May 03, 2018
Domestic airlines expect that flyers, if they use internet services over Indian territory, would have to pay anything between Rs 500 to Rs 1000 on flights for a period lasting 3 to 60 minutes. Although in-flight Wi-Fi services are yet to be introduced in the country, the countries that have provided these facilities charge about 4.5 dollars (Rs 350) for using 10 mb internet data.
Reliance Jio selling JioFi for Rs 1999; here’s how you can get it for free
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
The Mukesh Ambani backed telecom operator, Reliance Jio has continued with discounts and offers on its JioFi device. We tell you how to get it for free.
WATCH: Tejas Express to run on Mumbai-Goa route from May 22; see what it offers
Fri, May 19, 2017
Tejas Express, the new luxury train of the Indian Railways will begin operations on May 22. The train is equipped with WiFi, LCD screens, CCTV cameras and automatic doors.
Tata Communications gives BSNL users free Wifi internationally
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
Telecom major, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Friday announced a partnership with Tata Communications to deliver a ‘high-quality mobile experience’ and accelerate how its subscribers will use WiFi internationally.
TRAI's digital push: Recommendation on public wifi in 25 days
Mon, Jan 09, 2017
Terming the availability and affordability of broadband as a "prerequisite" for growth of digital transactions, regulator TRAI today said it will finalise in 20-25 days its views on 'public wifi networks.'
All Jet Airways flights will have Wi-Fi by March '17
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Jet Airways on Tuesday announced the commencement of services on six new international routes. Speaking at the event, Gaurang Shetty, Jet Airways Director said that Jet Airways will also enable Wi-Fi services on all aircraft by March 2017.
Google gifts India various new platforms on its 18th Birthday
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
It said in a statement,"Growth of Internet has been explosive in India. Every second, three more Indians come online for the first time — that’s over 10,000 people every hour. But this latest wave of Internet users still has significant barriers to getting the most out of the Internet: low-powered phones, 2G connections, and very little data."
Here's list of 10 steps initiated by Indian Railways for hassle-free travel
Thu, Jul 21, 2016
Automatic refund of confirmed/Reservation Against Cancellation/e-tickets on cancellation of trains.