More and more people are experiencing the super high-speed internet connectivity at least while waiting for their train in railway stations.
Google India along with its partner RailTel has rolled out the super high-speed free public WiFi service to a total of fifteen Indian railway stations. And according to Google, around 300,000 users have already used the service across this railway stations.
Google has used the extensive fiber network of Indian Railway’s RailTel to provide its free high-speed public WiFi services. The fifteen railway station includes Patna in Bihar, Visakhapatnam in Odisha, Ranchi in Jharkhand, Guwahati, Allahabad, Jaipur, Ujjain Junction, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Ernakulam Junction, Kacheguda, Pune, Raipur, Vijayawada and Mumbai central.
During the coming months, Google will work with RailTel to extend the project to cover 17 of the busiest suburban stations across Mumbai which include railway station in Bandra Terminus, Borivali, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Churchgate, Dadar, Kalyan, Kurla, Panvel, Thane, and Vashi.
In addition, Google also plans to provide the free public WiFi service across 100 stations in India by the end of 2016. Details about how to use the free public WiFi service are outlined in our previous article.
“We had announced that we will launch Wi-Fi service across 400 stations in partnership with Google. I am happy at the pace at which the work is going on…within a year, the services will be offered at 100 stations,” said Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister. “Once in place, it will be the largest public WiFi system in the world“.
Talking about, RailTel the state-owned company has built a network of fiber-optic lines which covers more than 45,000 km along most major rail tracks across the country. Google will utilize this to provide the WiFi service, where Railtel will be the ISP and Google will offer the Wireless Area Networks (WAN) across the railway platform setting up the WiFi access points.