Google has finally completed its public Wi-Fi programme at 400 railway stations of the country on Thursday. The 400th station where Wi-Fi was installed is Dibrugarh, Assam. Google and the RailTel, the telecom arm of Indian Railways has signed an MoU in December 2015 to launch the free Wi-Fi service.
In collaboration they started installing Wi-Fi in January 2016 with Mumbai Central as the first free Wi-Fi enabled station. As per the guidelines, Maximum thirty minutes of free internet access will be available and the average data consumption per session was recorded around 350 MB.
K Suri, Director, Next Billion Users, Google India said in a statement, “Bringing high speed connectivity to millions of Indians across railway stations has been an incredible journey and underscores the importance of investing in public Wi-Fi as a crucial step in getting high quality internet to everyone in India”.
He further added, “With over eight million monthly unique users connecting to the network, this is a lighthouse project for India and every growing economy that is looking to bring the benefit of connectivity to everyone in their country”.
Within a year of the project’s launch, Free Wi-Fi have been installed in 100 of the railway stations in the country with 15,000 people experiencing the internet for the first time every day.
Google station, the public Wi-Fi platform lives in Pune. It amplifies Google’s motive to bring the best in Wi-Fi experience to further more places. Along with the introduction of the free Wi-Fi in 400 stations, RailTel is trying its best to provide high-speed connectivity.