Google And RailTel Launches Free High Speed Wi-Fi At Mumbai Central

Google-Launches-Wi-Fi-At-Mumbai-Central;-To-Launch-Allahabad,-Patna,-Jaipur-And-Ranchi-ShortlyRailTel today announced the launch of free high speed Wi-Fi service in partnership with Google at Mumbai Central and is planning to launch Wi-Fi at Allahabad, Patna, Jaipur And Ranchi railway stations shortly.

Google has committed to work with Indian Railways’ and RailTel to expand the network quickly to cover 100 of the busiest stations by end of this year and will eventually roll out the service in 400 railway stations across India.

Even with just the first 100 stations online, this project will make Wi-Fi available to millions of Indians – who pass through railway stations every day, making it the largest public Wi-Fi project in India and among the largest in the world by number of potential users.

Designed to offer users the best Internet experience, Railwire Wi-Fi will be available to any user who has a working mobile connection on a smartphone. Users will be able to easily stream a high definition video while they’re waiting, research their destination, or save some videos for offline viewing, download a book or a new game for the journey.

Commenting on the launch, RK Bahuguna, chairman and managing director, Railtel said, “With our partnership with Google, we are very confident of rolling out a robust, scalable service at Railway stations in the near future.”

Speaking at the launch, Rajan Anandan, VP & managing director, Google South East Asia and India said, “We’re delighted to launch India’s first high speed public Wi-Fi service in partnership with Indian Railways. By end of this year over 10 million people will be able to enjoy this experience at 100 stations spread across the country. I would like to thank the Indian Railways for their support and vision to provide a world class high speed public Wi-Fi network at the stations.”

“The next four stations we’ll bring online will be Allahabad, Patna, Jaipur and Ranchi and others will follow very shortly,” said Gulzar Azad, head, Access Project, Google India.

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