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100 WiFi hotspots from Dec 16 as Delhi govt project finally gains signal strength

December 05, 2019 8:33 am

Under the approved project, 11,000 hotspots will be put up across public places in Delhi, including 4,000 in bus shelters. Each hotspot will cover a radius of 100 metres and up to 200 people will be able to simultaneously access the internet at such points.

Bengaluru to get free high-speed Wi-Fi with over 4,000 hotspots

November 21, 2019 4:10 pm

"Providing high-speed internet is a necessity with regard to the growing infrastructure of the city and the internet will be made available at more than 4,000 Wi-Fi hotspot locations across a distance of 800 kilometres as per the current plan," Karnataka deputy chief minister C N Ashwathnarayan said.

Cisco partners Google to roll out free WiFi zones in India

July 30, 2019 2:45 pm

These locations include public spaces like bus stops, hospitals and government offices among others. Post that, it will be extended to 300 more locations in Bengaluru, and more cities in the country as well.

Telcos to submit new public Wi-Fi model by Monday: DoT Sec

September 09, 2018 7:26 pm

A senior representative of a telecom operator, who did not wish to be identified, said that if DoT approves their model then 10 lakh Wi-Fi hotspots can be rolled out within a year.

Public Wi-Fi without licence may threaten data privacy: COAI writes to government

July 16, 2018 12:37 am

It also raised the issue that consumers’ interest could be adversely impacted as Public Data Office (PDOs) and PDOAs will offer internet services without licence, which puts them outside the regulatory ambit of Trai.

Data hunger growing, 4-fold spike in WiFi usage at 370 railway stations

June 18, 2018 6:58 am

Data consumption also saw a four-fold jump over the last year: Compared to April 2018, 60 lakh people in 110 stations consumed 1,600 TB in March 2017.

Wi-Fi hot-spots in FIFA 2018 World Cup host cities potentially unsafe

June 13, 2018 5:24 pm

Football fans should take care of their personal data, especially while using open Wi-Fi connections around the FIFA World Cup games.

TRAI moots public Wi-Fi access grid; submits report to telecom ministry

April 05, 2018 3:24 pm

The TRAI has sent a concept of an opner-architecture public Wi-Fi system to the telecom department, in a move they claim will reduce internet costs by 90 per cent.

BSNL's WiFi+ feature to allow free Wi-Fi hotspot access across 100 countries

February 21, 2018 5:17 pm

BSNL will allow customers to use free Wi-Fi hotspot services globally, through the WiFi+ feature on the My BSNL Android app.

About 96 per cent Indians at risk while using public WiFi: Report

July 18, 2017 6:05 pm

A whopping 96 per cent of Indians put personal information at risk while using public Wi-Fi for checking bank accounts, sharing personal photos and videos, a report by Norton by Symantec said on Tuesday. Unable to resist free Wi-Fi people, may be placing their personal information at risk.