Google Aims Expanding Public Wi-Fi Services: Google, who is providing the internet at railway stations across the country is expanding the feature to other stations. Google Station is currently live in 227 stations across India, and the company plans to expand the service to 22 more stations by the end of this month. This is a very great initiative and has been lauded by the public as well.
At Google for India Event, the company announced that, it plans to expand its free public Wi-Fi service, called Google Stations, to other railway stations across the country. The service is currently live in 227 stations across India, and the company plans to expand the service to 22 more stations by the end of this month. Google aims to connect all 400 planned stations in India by the end of 2018.
Google Aims Expanding Public Wi-Fi Services to 400 Stations:
Caesar Sengupta, Google’s VP of Next Billion Users initiative (NBU) said that over 7.5 million users were using Google Station to access high speed internet. He further added, Google Station is expanding outside of railway stations, into cities and other countries like Indonesia. Company states that, We are partnering with CBN and FiberStar to bring high-speed public Wi-Fi to hundreds of locations across Indonesia. And soon, we will be bringing Google Station to even more places around the world.
The company partnered with RailTel, which started offering free Wi-Fi at the Bengaluru railway station back in 2012. By December 2016, Google claimed that it was offering the service at 100 railway stations across the country. The number increased with Google station starting to expand in other stations and made everything possible.
Earlier this year, Google announced that it was awarded the Wi-Fi deal for the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCSCL) project. The contract is reportedly valued at Rs 150 crore and Google will work with companies like Larsen & Toubro, IBM and RailTel.
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