Airtel Launches ‘Public Wi-Fi’ Service in Hyderabad



Airtel Launches ‘Public Wi-Fi’ Service

Bharti Airtel and Telangana govt on Friday launched ‘Public Wi-Fi’ at 17 areas in Hyderabad where customers of smartphone, tablets and other Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets can connect to internet.

Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, CEO, Bharti Airtel – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana – said right here that folks within the 17 locations can avail public Wi-Fi and revel in web services and products of up to 750MB per day per person.

Knowledge expertise Minister, Telangana, ok T Rama Rao said that at present the federal government is making an attempt to rope in other carrier providers to engage them in offering identical services and products.

“this is only a beginning. We will come to a place where all the metropolis (Hyderabad) will be Wi-Fi enabled in about 4 months. Tendering course of is going on. The entire 700 sq. Kilometers of Hyderabad city might be lined under Wi-Fi soon,” the Telangana minister said in a press convention in Hyderabad.

Vijayraghavan mentioned that optic fiber technology has been used for the general public Wi-Fi provider. Although the rate of internet can be 40Mbps, the identical will depend on number of users utilizing the provider per location directly, he stated.

Airtel Launches ‘Public Wi-Fi’ Service in 17 Locations in Hyderabad


Airtel is in the strategy of understanding tariff for the products and services and different modalities, the CEO added.

This initiative is part of the government’s broader agenda of permitting electorate to experience a bunch of web alternatives making Hyderabad a leading digital city, Rao mentioned.

On an average, around 40,000 commuters, commercial establishments and visitors can make the most of the provider.

Enabling public get admission to advanced Wi-Fi expertise across the town is at the coronary heart of Telangana executive’s efforts to advertise greater digital inclusion for the voters, therefore making Hyderabad a ‘international smart metropolis’, the minister stated.

Customers with any legitimate Indian cell number can easily get admission to the general public Wi-Fi at all the 17 areas by way of switching ‘Wi-Fi’ on, on their gadgets. On choosing the general public Wi-Fi, a One-Time password (OTP) will likely be despatched to their cellular number.

They can then join the Wi-Fi publish authentication of the password and enjoy internet services and products, Vijayraghavan delivered.

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