RailTel Turns 1600 Railway Stations across country into RailWire Wi-Fi zone

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By Sarkaritel April 9, 2019 19:54


1600 stations across the country now have fast and free RailWire Wi-Fi provided by RailTel. Santacruz railway station on suburban section of Mumbai became the 1600th station in the country to have public Wi-Fi. In order to fulfil the promise of bringing fast and free Wi-Fi at all Railway stations (except the halt stations) within a year, team RailTel is tirelessly working to achieve the target.

Talking about the Wi-Fi provided by RailTel, Sh Ravindra Bhakar, CPRO/Western Railways,  said “Mumbai suburban Railway has seen the major milestones being achieved for the Railway Station Wi-Fi project. The journey of RailWire station Wi-fi started from Mumbai Central . Then Reay Road became the 1000th stations couple of days back and now Santa Cruz has been declared as the 1600th station in the country to have fast free RailWire Wi-Fi. This Wi-Fi is a boon for millions of passengers commuting through Suburban Railways everyday”.

Talking about the Wi-Fi service at stations, Sh. Puneet Chawla, CMD/RailTel said, ‘ Providing public Wi-Fi at 24X7 crowded stations are a huge challenge and unprecedented in India. But with an experienced and dedicated team, we have managed to complete 1600 stations today. And with the current pace of execution we are confident of completing the project well within time’.

RailTel has provided high speed Wi-Fi at 985 stations with own/other funding and at 415 A, A1 and C category stations, associating Google as the Technology partner for Radio Access, while using the RailTel backbone for broadband connectivity. RailTel has also completed work of providing Wi-Fi 200 stations with support of Universal Service Obligatory Fund of GoI.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel April 9, 2019 19:54