Telecom regulator TRAI today mooted a concept of open architecture-based public Wi-Fi grid to bring down the cost of internet by 90 percent. Trai Chairman R S Shama presented a report on public Wi-Fi open pilot project to Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha. The recommendations by Trai are backed by the findings of pilot project conducted by regulator. The pilot and trials by Trai were aimed at demonstrating the proof of concept of such an architecture. Also Read - Airtel 5G Mumbai trials show download speeds of 1.2Gbps, upload at 850Mbps
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has suggested that any entity – company, proprietorship or non-entities – should easily be able to set up a public Wi-Fi access point. The mesh or grid proposed by the regulator entails various providers coming together to address aspects like services, access, payment, and authentication. Also Read - Top 5 Airtel Xstream Fiber broadband plans: Unlimited data, calling benefits, OTT platforms and more
“Broadband proliferation across the country is an important pillar of Digital India. Wi-Fi is the cheapest option given low cost of equipment and free spectrum,” Sharma told reporters. According to Trai, the products available for consumption should begin from ‘sachet sized’, that is, low denomination, as low as Rs 2. Also Read - FIR filed against Twitter India again, now over child pornography content
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.