Google will be collaborating with companies including IBM, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and RailTel to provide Wi-Fi services in Pune as part of the smart city project. To facilitate the project, Google will be deploying its Google Station platform, which features a Wi-Fi network management capability and focuses on providing seamless connectivity at all public places. This will make Pune the first city in the world to get Google Station.
After rolling out Railwire Wi-Fi at Udhagamandalam (Ooty) station today, Google has successfully launched high-speed Internet to 100 of the busiest railway stations across India. According to Google, after the rollout at the 100th railway station in India, over 10 million Indians now have an access to fast Internet. Google says, with over 5 million monthly users, the Google Railtel Wi-Fi has over 15,000 first time users connecting to the network every day.
Facebook is testing a new feature which will allow users to find Wi-Fi hotspots in their vicinity. The feature is currently available in select countries and is only available on Facebook's iOS app for now.
Work on providing WiFi at 400 railway stations across the country would be completed by next year and it will have the fastest speed among public WiFis in the world, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. "We are tying up with Google for providing WiFi at 400 railways stations across the country. We have started with Mumbai Central Station. "As per Google, which is a world's top company, when this work will be completed by next year, this WiFi will have the fastest speed across the world among public WiFi's," Prabhu said, adding that this has been already proved at Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar stations.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday inaugurated 24 hot-spots with 30 WiFi access points in the President's Estate, making it 100 percent WiFi enabled.
Select Delhi Metro stations, including Rajiv Chowk and Central Secretariat, would soon be WiFi zones, an official said on Wednesday.
India's largest public Wi-Fi provider Ozone Networks has launched a new app called Ozone Connect, which will allow mobile phone users to connect to free Wi-Fi hotspots automatically. With this app, Ozone hopes to increase the number of its Wi-Fi users in India, the Economic Times reports.
The age of over-the-top manifestos and disclaimers are a thing of the past. The citizens are more informed and involved in campaigns, and their voting decisions are not based on historical lineage any more. So when Aam Aadmi Party said that they would provide free Wi-Fi, they literally took them seriously. In what can be considered as a u-turn of sorts, Arvind Kejriwal's party has revealed the terms and conditions of the free Wi-Fi promise, and Delhiites are not happy.
Government is looking for a speedy roll out of wifi services at select public places in top 25 cities with population of over 10 lakh by June 2015.
What if you could download songs or transfer movies at any given location with the help of a 'super Wi-Fi' network that reached your smartphone via TV frequencies?
Put this down to the Narendra Modi effect. Soon, visitors and tourists to the Varanasi ghats and Lucknow's famed Bhool-Bhulaiyyan (maze) will be able to surf the net thanks to Wi-Fi hotspots being created there and at other places in the state at nothing less than breakneck speed.
The Telangana government plans to call tenders by month-end to make Hyderabad WiFi enabled city. Information Technology minister K. Tarakarama Rao told reporters Tuesday that the government would choose the best technology for implementing the project.
The ambitious Wi-Fi project of the New Delhi Municipal Council has taken off with Khan Market becoming the first area where visitors can avail the facility and Connaught Place to follow soon.
Staying connected while off the ground is as important to travelers as in-flight beverage service, according to a recent study conducted by Honeywell Aerospace.
The Estonian tech-hub city of Tallinn has long laid claim to the title of WiFi capital of Europe - but now it has a challenger.A Baltic rival has emerged in Latvia, whose capital Riga launched a war of words this week as it seeks to overtake its neighbour in all things Internet.
Telecom operator Idea Cellular today launched a 3G WiFi dongle- Smart Wifi for Rs 2,199 in 11 service areas where it has 3G spectrum.