Five more new railway stations have got free Google WiFi service in India. The new rail stations are Jaipur, Allahabad, Patna, Ujjain, and Guwahati.
Free Google WiFi Service
Google has announced that it will launch its free Google WiFi service for five more railway stations in India. The service will be high-speed and will target various cities in the country like Jaipur, Allahabad, Patna, Ujjain, and Guwahati.
The service introduced in five new cities is a part of Google’s program to introduce and provide high-speed public WiFi service. Google aims to provide such service at 100 railway stations by the end of 2016 in India.
The date for formal opening of the free Google WiFi service isn’t announced yet. However, it is known that the service will be inaugurated by Mr. Suresh Prabhu, the Minister of Railways, Government of India.
Google has said that it will use the current service with the help of the huge fiber network Railtel, looked after by Indian Railways. The internet service RailWire is provided by Railtel.
Free Google WiFi service is to be launched in a total of 100 cities across India and is now currently available to 15 railway stations.
The service got a pretty warm response in Mumbai Central. And keeping that in mind, Google is going to cover some more areas in suburban Mumbai that come under RailTel.
Gulzar Azad, who is the Head of Access Programs, Google, said:
“We’re seeing incredible usage of the Wi-Fi service across the stations and over 2.5 lakhs users are using the service every week, demonstrating more than 2x growth in less than a month.”
Free-Google-WiFi-service will keep working to provide the WiFi network, which will cover 10 million users in India.