Wi-Fi facility at Vizag Railway station launched

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Indian Railways
Indian Railways

Railtel provides Internet services as Rail Wire via its extensive network along with Google on Friday announced the launch of free high speed public Wi-Fi services at Visakhapatnam Railway station.

The Wi-Fi will benefit over 1.9 lakh visitors daily. With this launch, Google has successfully rolled out public Wi-Fi services across 10 key railways stations now enable access to over 1.5 million Indians daily as part of the world’s largest public Wi-Fi project according to a Google press release.

The first one was launched at Mumbai Central in January this year followed by Pune, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Ranchi, Raipur, Vijayawada, Kachiguda, Ernakulam and Visakhapatnam. The service built over the fibre network of RailTel is designed to offer high speed broadband experience to users.

Travellers passing through these stations will now be able to easily stream a high definition video, research their destination, download a book or a new game for their journey.

As the Internet adoption grows in India, easy and affordable access to high-speed networks is the real need of the hour’, said Gulzar Azad, Head of the Access Project, Google India. The service will be free for a reasonable amount of time said Chairman and MD of RailTel R.K.Bahuguna.

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